When the Government of Canada launched the Oceans Protection Plan, a primary objective was to address wrecked, abandoned and hazardous vessels across Canada. Three years later, the Government remains committed to protecting Canada’s oceans and waterways by removing these vessels in a safe and environmentally-responsible way.
Sarnia, Ontario - The Canadian Coast Guard advises residents in Parry Sound, Ontario to avoid the ice, as CCGS Samuel Risley will transit through the area to the Coast Guard Parry Sound base on or around March 28.
Sarnia, Ontario – Four of the Canadian Coast Guard’s seasonally operated lifeboat stations on the Great Lakes will open on March 22, 2021. This includes the stations in Amherstburg, Kingston, Port Dover, and Port Weller, Ontario.
Coastal First Nations have an intimate knowledge of lands and waters in their territory, and are often the first on the scene when there’s an emergency on the water. When they are empowered to manage these environments, everyone benefits. Today, the Government of Canada and the Heiltsuk Nation are announcing the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) committing both organizations to work together to enhance the Nation’s role in marine environmental response within the Heiltsuk territory.
Sarnia, Ontario - The United States Coast Guard Cutter (USCGC) Alder will be carrying out icebreaking operations at the Port of Thunder Bay, Ontario on or around March 16. The purpose of these operations is to break ice in the area so commercial vessels can access the port safely.
The Canadian Coast Guard advises residents and visitors along the Saguenay Fjord that the CCGS Des Groseilliers will begin spring icebreaking operations as early as March 15, 2021. The date is subject to change with no notice, as activities could begin before or after that period, depending on operational requirements or weather conditions.
Sarnia, Ontario - The Canadian Coast Guard advises residents of Midland, Ontario that the CCGS Griffon will be carrying out icebreaking operations in the area, and in the North Channel, Lake Huron, on or around March 9, 2021.