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Government of Canada officially re-dedicates vessel in spirit of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples

| Canadian Coast Guard | news releases

As part of this important commitment, Darrell Samson, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, on behalf of the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, today joined Norman Sylliboy, Grand Chief of the Mi’kmaq Grand Council, Mi’kmaw Chiefs from across Nova Scotia, and Mario Pelletier, Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard, to officially re-name and re-dedicate the Canadian Coast Guard Ship (CCGS) Kopit Hopson 1752 into service.


The Government of Canada invests over $65M in Marine Search and Rescue services as part of the Oceans Protection Plan

| Canadian Coast Guard | news releases

Canada has one of the world’s most diverse, large and challenging areas of search and rescue responsibility. An effective search and rescue system depends greatly on the timely action from local communities that are working in partnership with the Canadian Coast Guard and responders. Through Canada’s Oceans Protection Plan, the Government of Canada is investing to ensure Canada’s waters are safe for all.


Canadian Coast Guard Issues First Fine for a Hazardous Vessel

| Canadian Coast Guard | news releases

Wrecked, abandoned, or hazardous boats can pose threats to the environment, local communities and economies. Through the Oceans Protection Plan, the Government of Canada continues to take action to address problem vessels and ensure owner accountability.


Government of Canada takes action against abandoned, wrecked or hazardous boats

| Canadian Coast Guard | news releases

In Canada, shipowners must maintain and dispose of their boats responsibly. Abandoned, wrecked or hazardous boats can pose threats to the environment, local communities and economies, which is why it has been illegal to abandon your boat since 2019. Through Canada’s Oceans Protection Plan, the Government of Canada continues to take action to address problem vessels across the country.


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