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The Enbridge Straits Maritime Operations Center is staffed around the clock by a team that monitors and coordinates multiple Enbridge safety measures, including digital communications with vessels traveling through the Straits of Mackinac.
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Enbridge positions at least one patrol boat over the Line 5 dual pipelines 24 hours a day, seven days a week, weather permitting, in addition to the patrol boats that perform on-water observations of large vessels that could pose a risk to the dual pipelines .
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ESMOC staff monitor the Guardian Protect system, coordinate the patrol boats on the water, and watch incoming data from weather monitoring tools and other sources of weather information. If necessary ,the staff can immediately contact pipeline maintenance teams, the U.S. Coast Guard or local authorities.
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This 34-foot fast response boat is a key piece of our emergency response capabilities. It can be used for emergency response for Enbridge, but will also be available for any first responders in the area if needed. The boat features a high-powered water cannon which can fire up to 1,250 gallons of water per minute to battle both water and land-based fires.
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The Enbridge Straits Maritime Operations Center (ESMOC) is another example of Enbridge implementing extraordinary measures to help ensure the safety and protection of the Straits of Mackinac, particularly as the Great Lakes Tunnel Project progresses.