Today, the Canadian Coast Guard provided details of the upcoming icebreaking season. On the Great Lakes, icebreaking services are provided by the Canadian Coast Guard and the United States Coast Guard working together as one team.
Our Canadian waterways play a crucial role in our culture, history, and economy. Keeping these waterways safe and open for business is a priority for the Government of Canada. This is why we are ensuring that the Canadian Coast Guard is properly equipped for the important work it carries out on a daily basis in keeping Canadians and our Canadian waters safe.
Keeping our oceans and waters safe is a priority for our Government. Two new search and rescue lifeboats have arrived to join the Canadian Coast Guard fleet on the West Coast, enhancing the critical marine search and rescue services provided by the Coast Guard in the region and helping to keep Canadians and our Canadian waters safe.
The Canadian Coast Guard will proceed with the annual closure of its seasonal search and rescue bases in Québec, Tadoussac, Kegaska, Rivière-au-Renard and Havre-Saint-Pierre around November 24, 2018. The Cap-aux-Meules base will close on December 30, 2018.
The Canadian Coast Guard advises the public that our seasonally operated Search and Rescue stations located on the Great Lakes, Georgian Bay and St. Lawrence River in Ontario will be winding down their annual operations and will close on the dates listed below:
The Canadian Coast Guard is strengthening its network for monitoring marine traffic on the West Coast, with six new radar installations that will provide a more reliable and accurate picture of traffic in the waters off southern British Columbia.
Saint John, New Brunswick — The Government of Canada is investing in new infrastructure for Canadian Coast Guard operations.The Canadian Coast Guard plays a vital role in one of the safest marine systems in the world, and its members go to work every day to ensure the safety of mariners and the marine environment.
The Government of Canada is making our oceans healthier, cleaner and safer than ever, thanks to the $1.5 billion Oceans Protections plan. The Canadian Coast Guard’s two new Channel Survey and Sounding Vessels (CSSVs) will support the ongoing commitment to ensure the safety of mariners in Canada as they serve as the platform for the Canadian Hydrographic Service’s Channel Survey Program. The program collects information about channel conditions and water depth of the St. Lawrence waterway to assist in safe navigation.