CBSA honors past employee by launching a new boat to improve operational responses

News release

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is pleased to announce the launch of a Rigid-Hulled Inflatable Boat (RHIB) for use in Atlantic Canada.
 
A first for the Atlantic Region, this boat will provide the CBSA with the year-round capability to transport a full rummage team to and from vessels at anchor, will serve as a Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) platform, and will facilitate Border Services Officer verifications and checks of small vessels inaccessible by land arriving within our region.
 
The boat is named “M/V Bob Annand” after Bob Annand a former CBSA officer who, for 24 years, dedicated much of his career working in the CBSA marine operations. Bob passed away in 2016 but he is remembered for his dedication to the Agency.

Quotes

“This boat will significantly improve our operational responses in our marine environment. Having the ability to intercept and search vessels at anchor significantly increases CBSA’s ability to meet its mandate and keep Canadian’s safe.”  
 
Chris Lorenz, Regional Director General, CBSA Atlantic Region

Quick facts

  • Constructed by Rosborough Boats Inc., Beechville, Nova Scotia

  • M/V Bob Annand measures 10.2 meters in length, and is 2.95 meters wide

Contacts

Canada Border Services Agency

communicationsatl@cbsa-asfc.gc.ca

902-426-0900

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