In 2016, the Government of Canada awarded a $5 million contract to build two Channel Survey and Sounding Vessels (CSSV) as part of the Canadian Coast Guard’s long-term Fleet Renewal Plan. These vessels are being built in Canada by Kanter Marine, located in St. Thomas, Ontario, as part of the National Shipbuilding Strategy small vessel construction program.
On September 20, 2018, the following members of the Canadian Coast Guard received an Exemplary Service Medals from Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, for their outstanding contributions and achievements in service to Canadians.
As part of Canada's multi-agency approach to Arctic safety, security and environmental protection, the Canadian Coast Guard supports ocean science, management, and maritime security while strengthening its ability to protect Canadians, support our most northern residents and protect the marine environment throughout the Arctic.
The Gulf Islands were the site of a simulated ferry evacuation yesterday, with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) coordinating search and rescue operations in a large-scale, on-water exercise. The exercise is jointly managed by the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Coast Guard with coordination through the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) involving both air coordination by the CAF and marine rescue coordination by the Canadian Coast Guard.
As part of the Government of Canada’s new investments in ocean and freshwater science, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) is investing in the development of two Science Enterprise Centres (SECs): the Gulf Fisheries Centre in Moncton, New Brunswick and the Centre for Aquaculture and Environmental Research (CAER) in West Vancouver, British Columbia.