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Stay Safe During Sealift Season

21 August 2014 

Public Service Announcement

Stay Safe During Sealift Season

Start Date: August 20, 2014

End Date: October 31, 2014

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Nunavummiut are reminded to stay safe near vessel landing sites during sealift season, which is from July to October. Vessel landing and loading sites on beaches are high-traffic areas where heavy machinery is in use. Heavy equipment operators may not be able to see people or vehicles in or near these areas.

For your safety, please take the following precautions during sealift season:

• Do not walk or park vehicles on docks or beaches where vessels are loading and/or unloading;

• Keep clear of all heavy machinery;

• Children should not climb or play on crates, sea cans or heavy machinery; and

• Follow all signs and directions from sealift operators and authorized personnel about safe loading and unloading areas.

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Media Contact: Hillary Casey

Communications Officer

Department of Community and Government Services

Phone: 867-975-5342 E-mail: hcasey@gov.nu.ca