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If you’re walking near Victoria’s outer harbour today, don’t be alarmed if you see an overturned ship with plumes of smoke coming out.

Western Canada’s Coast Guard will be conducting realistic search and rescue exercises between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. near James Bay.

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The training may include overturned vessels and smoke.

Officials ask that people avoid calling 9-1-1 unless there is an emergency.