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.
The Government of Canada is proud to honour the Canadian Coast Guard and its members who help ensure the safety of mariners and the marine environment, and help facilitate year-round marine shipping that is critical to Canada’s economy.
Sarnia, Ontario - The Canadian Coast Guard wishes to advise the public that its Inshore Rescue Boat (IRB) stations in Ontario are wrapping up their seasonal maritime search and rescue service. The Coast Guard's IRB stations are located at Britt, Brebeuf Island, Hill Island, Port Lambton, Thames River and Long Point. These stations open each May and will be operational until Wednesday, September 5, 2018.
The Canadian Coast Guard advises the public that the seasonal inshore rescue boat stations located in Longueuil and Beaconsfield wrapped up their seasonal summer service on Monday September 3, 2018, at 8:00 p.m.
The Canadian Coast Guard is nearing the mid-way point of its 2018 Arctic operational season, which runs into November. All seven scheduled vessels have been deployed to the Arctic, the last being the CCGS Terry Fox, which departed Montreal on August 27 to conduct icebreaking assistance in the Northwest Passage. The CCGS Amundsen is another Coast Guard asset in the Arctic that is on a dedicated Arctic Net science program.
The Canadian Coast Guard plays an essential role in ensuring the safety of mariners and the protection of Canada’s marine environment and coastal communities. Through the $1.5 billion Oceans Protection Plan, the Government of Canada is working to improve marine safety and protect Canada’s waters and coasts today and for the future.