Inuit Leader Backs New Arctic Shipping Rules

Mary Simon, head of the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) is defending the new, tougher shipping regulations which went into effect on July 1, 2010. The world’s largest association of maritime cargo carriers is calling the new rules, “drastic”. The new system has a mandatory ship-tracking system component for any foreign or domestic vessel greater than 300 tonnes traveling Canada’s Arctic waters.