As part of this important commitment, Darrell Samson, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, on behalf of the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, today joined Norman Sylliboy, Grand Chief of the Mi’kmaq Grand Council, Mi’kmaw Chiefs from across Nova Scotia, and Mario Pelletier, Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard, to officially re-name and re-dedicate the Canadian Coast Guard Ship (CCGS) Kopit Hopson 1752 into service.
The Canadian Coast Guard Atlantic Region will officially welcome the multi-tasked vessel CCGS Kopit Hopson 1752 in a re-naming and re-dedication to service ceremony at the Canadian Coast Guard Base in Dartmouth, NS.
The Minister of Public Services and Procurement, the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, on behalf of the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, will welcome the new medium class icebreaker CCGS Vincent Massey with a dedication to service ceremony.
The Canadian Coast Guard Atlantic Region will welcome the new search and rescue lifeboat CCGS Gabarus Bay with a dedication to service ceremony. Canadian Coast Guard representatives and community members will be in attendance for the event.
Canada has one of the world’s most diverse, large and challenging areas of search and rescue responsibility. An effective search and rescue system depends greatly on the timely action from local communities that are working in partnership with the Canadian Coast Guard and responders. Through Canada’s Oceans Protection Plan, the Government of Canada is investing to ensure Canada’s waters are safe for all.
The Port Huron Float Down is scheduled to take place on Sunday, August 20, 2023, on the St. Clair River. This un-sanctioned event poses significant dangers to participants and other users of the waterways during the 7.5 mile /12 km course.
As part of its fleet renewal plan, the Canadian Coast Guard is acquiring two Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) to replace two of the five existing offshore patrol vessels. The new AOPS will support offshore patrol of international fisheries surveillance and Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization patrols, and offshore search and rescue on Canada’s east coast and in the Arctic.