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New Atlantic Regional Headquarters enhances marine safety and ocean protection for Newfoundland and Labrador

| Canadian Coast Guard | news releases

The Canadian Coast Guard saves lives, protects the environment, and helps our economy grow, while keeping our waters safe, secure, and open. That is why, in 2017, the Government of Canada committed to building a new Coast Guard Atlantic regional headquarters, and in 2018 reopened the Maritime Rescue Sub-Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. It is also why, earlier this year, we announced the renewal of the Coast Guard fleet with up to 24 additional new large vessels to be built in Canada under the National Shipbuilding Strategy.


Government of Canada marks the delivery of the Canadian Coast Guard Ship Sir John Franklin, the first new large vessel built under the National Shipbuilding Strategy

| Canadian Coast Guard | news releases

The Government of Canada is committed to building up the capacity of the Canadian Coast Guard with improved and new equipment, clearer authorities, and additional resources to keep our waters open, and to support marine science so that we have a better understanding of our ocean environment.


Inshore Rescue Boat station in Rankin Inlet open for recreational boating season

| Canadian Coast Guard | news releases

The Inshore Rescue Boat (IRB) station in Rankin Inlet, NU is now open for its second operational season. The station is crewed by Indigenous post-secondary students hired and trained by the Canadian Coast Guard and represents a significant milestone under Canada’s Oceans Protection Plan.


Canadian Coast Guard 2019 Arctic Season Underway

| Canadian Coast Guard | news releases

Canada’s North is experiencing steady growth in maritime traffic including local, tourist and transiting vessels. As part of the Government of Canada's commitment to Arctic and maritime safety, the annual Arctic operational season ensures safe and efficient movement of vessels in Canada's northern waters. Coast Guard presence is more important than ever for supporting the resupply of northern communities, and contributing to both search and rescue and marine environmental protection.


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