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MP Cormier to provide an update on the Canadian Coast Guard’s ice breaking capacity in Northern New Brunswick for Spring 2020

| Canadian Coast Guard | media advisories

On August 26, Serge Cormier, Member of Parliament for Acadie-Bathurst, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, will share details about the Canadian Coast Guard’s planned approach to enhance ice breaking capacity in Northern New Brunswick for the spring 2020 fisheries. Photo opportunities will be available for media in attendance.


New Atlantic Regional Headquarters enhances marine safety and ocean protection for Newfoundland and Labrador

| Canadian Coast Guard | news releases

The Canadian Coast Guard saves lives, protects the environment, and helps our economy grow, while keeping our waters safe, secure, and open. That is why, in 2017, the Government of Canada committed to building a new Coast Guard Atlantic regional headquarters, and in 2018 reopened the Maritime Rescue Sub-Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. It is also why, earlier this year, we announced the renewal of the Coast Guard fleet with up to 24 additional new large vessels to be built in Canada under the National Shipbuilding Strategy.


Joint Statement from Canadian / U.S. Coast Guard Leadership regarding the Port Huron Float Down 2019

| Canadian Coast Guard | statements

The annual Port Huron Float Down is scheduled to take place on Sunday, August 18, 2019 on the St. Clair River. This remains an unsanctioned marine event and poses risks to the participants and other users of the waterways during the 7.5 mile /12 km course. The fast-moving current, large number of participants, lack of lifejackets, alcohol consumption, potentially challenging weather conditions, water temperature, and limited rescue resources can create difficult emergency response scenarios that can result in serious injuries or fatalities.


Canadian Coast Guard’s new Icebreakers

| Canadian Coast Guard | backgrounders

As part of the Government of Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy and in accordance with the Canadian Coast Guard’s fleet renewal planning, six new icebreakers will be built for the Coast Guard. These icebreakers are fundamental to year-round safe and efficient movement of ships and goods in Canadian waters.


High-Endurance Search and Rescue Lifeboats (‘Bay Class’)

| Canadian Coast Guard | backgrounders

As part of the Government of Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy (small vessel construction) and the Canadian Coast Guard’s fleet renewal planning, the Coast Guard is receiving 20 new High-Endurance Search and Rescue Lifeboats. Contracts to build the lifeboats were awarded to Chantier Naval Forillon of Gaspé, Québec and Hike Metal Products Ltd of Wheatley, Ontario.


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