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The CANUSLANT 2013 exercise was held on June 18-21, 2013. This full scale exercise tested the management and deployment of resources in a cross-border oil pollution incident. Two incident command posts were established, one at the Hilton Hotel in St. John, New Brunswick and one at the Washington County Community College in Calais, Maine.

CANUSLANT 2013 Exercise Report


The CANUSLANT 2011 exercise was held on May 19-20, 2011 in Bar Harbor, Maine. This Table Top Exercise tested the response to a non-tank vessel pollution threat and incident in the vicinity of the United States/Canada border. 

CANUSLANT 2011 Exercise Report

The objectives were: 


The CANUSLANT 2009 Exercise took place November 3-4, 2009 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  This CANUSLANT was used as a precursor event to the Spill of National Significance Exercise 2010 originating in Portland, Maine (SONS 2010), with a substantial focus on away-from-border support during a nationally significant spill within the contiguous zone considered by the CANUSLANT plan.  A summary of the exercise can be found in the Exercise Report for CANUSLANT 2009.


In May 2007 the countries held a Transboundary Incident Management and Communications Workshop in Portland Maine. Following exercise activities include a notification drill in August 2007, and a command post and equipment exercise in September 2007.




CANUSLANT 2005 was held at the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine from June 13-16, 2005. This was the latest in a series of biennial exercises to test the Atlantic Geographic Annex to the Joint Maritime Pollution Contingency Plan. CANUSLANT 2005 was designed to further education and agreement between Canada and the United States on “Places of Refuge”. The intent of this exercise was to:

The exercise results are being used to help update the Atlantic Geographic Annex, improve our future response capabilities, and identify issues that need to be addressed by the Joint Response Team. It is expected that this exercise will help drive Places of Refuge planning for the Atlantic Geographic Annex area and beyond. As a part of the exercise, and educational component helped to ensure that all participants had a baseline of knowledge on the Places of Refuge Issue. Below please find the exercise report, educational presentations, and read-ahead packages used for the exercise.

General Background Reading:

Pre-CANUSLANT 2005 Read-ahead Materials:


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