Today, Darren Fisher, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Seniors and Member of Parliament for Dartmouth—Cole Harbour, officially welcomed Canadian Coast Guard Ship (CCGS) Capt Jacques Cartier to the fleet, on behalf of the Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard.
The Canadian Coast Guard will be holding a grand opening event for their new Hardy Bay Base located in Port Hardy, British Columbia. In addition to the facility opening, there will also be a ceremony to formally welcome the CCGS Pachena Bay to the fleet.
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia – Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Seniors and Member of Parliament for Dartmouth-Cole Harbour, Darren Fisher, on behalf of the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Joyce Murray, along with Andy Smith, Deputy Commissioner for Shipbuilding and Materiel of the Canadian Coast Guard, and Gary Ivany, Assistant Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard Atlantic Region will dedicate to service the CCGS Capt Jacques Cartier at a dockside ceremony.
Icebreakers are an essential component of the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) fleet, providing icebreaking services to ensure safe navigation, prevent ice jams and flooding, and maintain shipping routes. This is why the Canadian Coast Guard invested in three medium interim icebreakers to supplement the icebreaking fleet. These icebreakers were converted by Chantier Davie Shipyard, under the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS).
The Government of Canada is committed to keeping our marine and coastal areas clean and safe for generations to come. The Canadian Coast Guard is proud to report that another large hazardous ship has been removed and is no longer a threat to the marine environment.