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||The Arctic Ocean
Bound by: 67°00'N 168°58'W, 90°00’N 168°58’W, 90°00’N 120°00’W, to south to the Canadian coastline along the 120°00'W meridian. The Arctic Ocean from south-west corner 67°00'N, 44°00'E to north-east corner 80°00'N, 165°00’W.
|Satellite Ocean Regions (scheduled bulletins):
||0300, 1500 (3)
||The USA issues marine forecasts for its jurisdictional coastal and offshore waters north of Alaska.
Forecasts for sections of METAREA XVII north of 75°N and east of 141°W (Sea Area A4) are broadcast by Canadian Coast Guard radio from Iqaluit NU via High Frequency Narrow Band Direct Printing (HF NBDP), on a frequency of 8416.5 kHz. Broadcast times are 0330 and 1530 UTC during the operational season.
National Contact Points for the WMO GMDSS Marine Broadcast System
||Mr John PARKER
Canadian METAREAS Coordinator
||Meteorological Service of Canada
45 Alderney Dr
Dartmouth (Nova Scotia) B2Y 2N6
||+1 902 426 3836
||+1 902 490 0259