Today, the Member of Parliament for Notre Dame, Scott Simms, on behalf of the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, unveiled a new Canadian Coast Guard search and rescue station in Twillingate, Newfoundland and Labrador.
Member of Parliament, Scott Simms, on behalf of the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, will officially open the new Canadian Coast Guard search and rescue station in Twillingate and welcome the new lifeboat CCGS Conception Bay.
The Canadian Coast Guard is past the mid-way point of its 2020 Arctic operational season, which ensures safe and efficient movement of vessels in Canada's northern waters and enables the summer re-supply of communities in Canada’s North.
The Canadian Coast Guard advises the public that the seasonal Inshore Rescue Boat stations located in Trois-Rivières and Beaconsfield wrapped up their seasonal summer service on September 7 at 8:00 p.m.
The Canadian Coast Guard’s Inshore Rescue Boat (IRB) stations in Ontario are wrapping up their seasonal maritime search and rescue service. The stations are located at Britt, Brebeuf Island, Hill Island, Port Lambton, Thames River, and Long Point.
The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring members of the Canadian Coast Guard and Fisheries and Oceans Canada have the safe, reliable, and effective equipment they need to do their essential work including important scientific research on climate change, aquatic resource management, ocean conservation and more.
The Canadian and United States Coast Guards do not condone the annual Port Huron Float Down event, which is on August 16, 2020. As first responders, the Canadian Coast Guard and U.S. Coast Guard recommend that people do not take part in this event. Large crowds of people in close proximity also increases the risk of spreading COVID-19.
The annual Port Huron Float Down is scheduled to take place on Sunday, August 16, 2020, on the St. Clair River. This remains an un-sanctioned marine event and poses risks to the participants and other users of the waterways during the 7.5 mile /12 km course. In addition to these risks, the Canada/U.S. border also remains closed until at least August 21, 2020, due to COVID-19.
The women and men of the Canadian Coast Guard are committed to ensuring mariners are safe by providing search and rescue services, protecting the marine environment from pollution, and ensuring ships can continue to move goods and supplies that support communities and the economy.