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Spring icebreaking on St. Lawrence River between Montreal and Québec

| Canadian Coast Guard | news releases

The Canadian Coast Guard will begin its spring icebreaking operations on the St. Lawrence River between Montréal and Québec on the morning of February 20, or sooner if the weather conditions were to create an increased risk of the stalling of coastal pack ice. People who have left facilities or equipment on the ice are advised to bring them back to shore as soon as possible.

Important warning: ice safety on the St. Lawrence River

| Canadian Coast Guard | news releases

The Canadian Coast Guard and the Ministère de la Sécurité publique du Québec want to remind the public that it can be very dangerous to venture out on the ice of the St. Lawrence River.

Statement from the Canadian Coast Guard: Decommissioning of the CCGS Alfred Needler

| Canadian Coast Guard | statements

Following over 40 years of service to Canada as a fisheries science vessel, the CCGS Alfred Needler is being decommissioned. In late 2022 and early 2023 the CCGS Alfred Needler suffered a number of significant mechanical and structural failures. Following an evaluation of the condition of the vessel, it has been determined that the vessel is beyond repair and further investment would not allow it to return to a reliable and safe service.

Icebreaking at Midland, Ontario

| Canadian Coast Guard | news releases

The Canadian Coast Guard advises residents in Midland, Ontario that the CCGS Griffon will carry out icebreaking operations in the area.

Canadian Coast Guard Completes 2022 Arctic Operational Season

| Canadian Coast Guard | news releases

The Canadian Coast Guard has successfully completed its 2022 Arctic operational season, with all seven icebreakers deployed this year having returned from the Arctic. The Canadian Coast Guard’s presence in the Arctic enables the summer re-supply of communities in Canada’s North, and provides key services, including search and rescue, icebreaking, support for scientific research, marine communications and traffic services, aids to navigation, and marine environmental response.

CCGS Hudson to be responsibly deconstructed

| Canadian Coast Guard | news releases

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia - Following an illustrious 59 years of service supporting ocean science work in Canada and around the world, the CCGS Hudson is taking its final voyage and is set for deconstruction and environmentally-responsible disposal.

Annual Closure of Canadian Coast Guard Seasonal Search and Rescue Stations

| Canadian Coast Guard | news releases

Québec, Quebec - The Canadian Coast Guard’s seasonal search and rescue stations in Québec, Tadoussac, Kegaska, Rivière-au-Renard and Havre-Saint-Pierre, Québec will close on November 30, 2022. The Cap-aux-Meules station will close on December 31, 2022.

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