The Canadian Coast Guard will proceed with the annual closure of its seasonal search and rescue stations in Québec, Tadoussac, Kegaska, Rivière-au-Renard and Havre-Saint-Pierre starting November 25, 2019. The Cap-aux-Meules base will close on December 30, 2019.
The Canadian Coast Guard wishes to advise the public that its Inshore Rescue Boat (IRB) stations in Ontario are wrapping up their seasonal maritime search and rescue service. The Coast Guard's IRB stations are located at Britt, Brebeuf Island, Hill Island, Port Lambton, Thames River, and Long Point. These stations open each May and will be operational until Wednesday, September 4, 2019.
The Canadian Coast Guard advises the public that the seasonal Inshore Rescue Boat stations located in Trois-Rivières, Longueuil and Beaconsfield will wrap up their seasonal summer service on Monday, September 2nd, 2019, at 8:00 p.m.
Today the Canadian Coast Guard officially named the Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel CCGS Sir John Franklin during a dedication to service ceremony held at the Institute of Ocean Sciences in Sidney, British Columbia.
The Government of Canada is committed to investing in infrastructure and technology that helps protect our oceans. Through its provision of Marine Communications and Traffic Services (MCTS), the Canadian Coast Guard helps keep mariners safe and supports Canada’s economy by helping ensure safe and efficient movement of vessels in Canadian waters.