Friday, 05 July 2019 12:30

ECHO slowdown activated with SRKW arrival

567 Echo Slowdown

 

The ECHO Program team is pleased to share that southern resident killer whales have been confirmed as present in the slowdown trial area. Members of all three pods were seen and heard in Haro Strait this morning. The return of these endangered whales to the Salish Sea signals the start of the 2019 ECHO Program voluntary vessel slowdown trial.


Vehicle carriers, cruise and container vessels are asked to slow down to at least 14.5 knots and bulk carriers, tankers, ferries and government vessels will slow to at least 11.5 knots in Haro Strait and Boundary Pass.

 

 

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