The Canadian Coast Guard advises residents that an icebreaker will be sailing between Giants Tomb and the Southern End of Beausoleil Island in Southern Georgian Bay. The CCGS Judy LaMarsh will carry out Ice Operations Training in the area on or around March 13, 2023. The purpose of this operation is to further test the vessel’s abilities in the ice. A helicopter flight prior to the ship’s arrival to assess ice conditions and users of the ice will also be taking place.
The Canadian Coast Guard advises residents in the areas of northern Georgian Bay and the North Channel, on Lake Huron, in Ontario that the CCGS Samuel Risley and CCGS Judy LaMarsh will be conducting exercises in the areas from March 3 to 7, 2023, to simulate close quarter vessel escorting under controlled conditions.
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.
The Canadian Coast Guard is proud to announce the appointment of Laurent Duvernay-Tardif as our very first Honorary Captain. By accepting this honorary title, Mr. Duvernay-Tardif will act as an ambassador to promote the mission and values of the Canadian Coast Guard.
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.
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.