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The Government of Canada’s newest Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel dedicated into service

| Canadian Coast Guard | news releases

Today, the Canadian Coast Guard officially dedicated into service the Canadian Coast Guard Ship (CCGS) John Cabot. This is the third of three Offshore Fisheries Science vessels built under the National Shipbuilding Strategy. These unique vessels serve as floating laboratories outfitted with modern research equipment to collect the data needed for the sustainable management of Canada’s oceans and aquatic resources.


Dedication to Service Ceremony for the Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel CCGS John Cabot

| Canadian Coast Guard | media advisories

St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador – Joanne Thompson, Member of Parliament for St. John’s East, on behalf of the Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, will attend a Canadian Coast Guard dedication to service ceremony for the Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel CCGS John Cabot.


CCGS Hudson – 59 years of service:

| Canadian Coast Guard | backgrounders

Originally christened the Canadian Scientific Ship (CSS) Hudson, the vessel was delivered to the Department of Mines and Technical Surveys (now Natural Resources Canada) and entered service in 1963.


The Canadian Coast Guard celebrates 59 years of renowned vessel, the CCGS Hudson

| Canadian Coast Guard | news releases

For 60 years, the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) has played an essential role in ensuring the protection of Canada’s marine environment through supporting ocean sciences on its vessels. For 59 of those years one vessel was at the forefront of all of Canada’s oceanographic science work: the CCGS Hudson.


Canadian Coast Guard celebrates the CCGS Hudson

| Canadian Coast Guard | media advisories

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Mike Kelloway, on behalf of the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Joyce Murray; Mario Pelletier, Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard; along with Gary Ivany, Assistant Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard Atlantic Region will host a celebration of 59 years of service of the renowned CCGS Hudson. The decommissioning of the CCGS Hudson was announced in January 2022.


Canadian Coast Guard begins 2022 Arctic Season 

| Canadian Coast Guard | news releases

The Canadian Coast Guard’s (CCG) annual Arctic operational season is underway. In total, seven CCG icebreakers are scheduled to deploy from June into November to support northern communities and operational and program commitments.


Inshore Rescue Boat station in Rankin Inlet opens for the season

| Canadian Coast Guard | news releases

The Canadian Coast Guard’s Inshore Rescue Boat station in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut is now open for the season. The station is crewed by Indigenous members hired and trained by the Canadian Coast Guard under Canada’s Oceans Protection Plan.


Canadian Coast Guard partners with Indigenous coastal communities to enhance marine safety 

| Canadian Coast Guard | news releases

Through the Oceans Protection Plan, the Government of Canada is working in partnership with Indigenous coastal communities to improve safety on the water. Today, the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Joyce Murray, announced $2 million in funding for ten communities through the Indigenous Community Boat Volunteer Program to buy boats and related safety equipment.


Canadian Coast Guard welcomes two more of its 20 new Search and Rescue lifeboats as CCGS Chignecto Bay and CCGS Shediac Bay join the East coast fleet

| Canadian Coast Guard | news releases

Canadians rely on the Canadian Coast Guard to keep waterways safe for mariners, protect the marine environment and respond to calls for assistance 365 days a year. On an average day, the Canadian Coast Guard coordinates the response to 19 search and rescue incidents, responds to 13 search and rescue incidents, assisting 43 people and saving 13 lives. This is why providing Canadian Coast Guard personnel with the vessels they need to continue to deliver these critical services to Canadians is a priority for the Government of Canada.


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