Port Hardy, British Columbia - Today marked the grand opening celebration for the newly constructed Canadian Coast Guard Hardy Bay Base as well as the dedication to service ceremony for the Canadian Coast Guard Ship (CCGS) Pachena Bay, which is now stationed at the new base in Port Hardy, British Columbia.
Today, Darren Fisher, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Seniors and Member of Parliament for Dartmouth—Cole Harbour, officially welcomed Canadian Coast Guard Ship (CCGS) Capt Jacques Cartier to the fleet, on behalf of the Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard.
Icebreakers are an essential component of the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) fleet, providing icebreaking services to ensure safe navigation, prevent ice jams and flooding, and maintain shipping routes. This is why the Canadian Coast Guard invested in three medium interim icebreakers to supplement the icebreaking fleet. These icebreakers were converted by Chantier Davie Shipyard, under the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS).
The Government of Canada is committed to keeping our marine and coastal areas clean and safe for generations to come. The Canadian Coast Guard is proud to report that another large hazardous ship has been removed and is no longer a threat to the marine environment.
Campbell River, B.C. - Under the Oceans Protection Plan, the Government of Canada is working to reduce the number of vessels of concern in Canadian waters, and minimize their impact on coastal communities, the environment and the public. As part of its role under the Wrecked, Abandoned or Hazardous Vessel Act, the Canadian Coast Guard is pleased to report that another ship has been removed and is currently being deconstructed so it is no longer a threat to the marine environment.
The Canadian Coast Guard plays an essential role in ensuring the safety of mariners and protection of Canada’s marine environment. This is why providing Canadian Coast Guard personnel with the vessels they need to continue to deliver these critical services to Canadians through the National Shipbuilding Strategy is a priority for the Government of Canada.
Today, the Canadian Coast Guard officially dedicated into service the Canadian Coast Guard Ship (CCGS) John Cabot. This is the third of three Offshore Fisheries Science vessels built under the National Shipbuilding Strategy. These unique vessels serve as floating laboratories outfitted with modern research equipment to collect the data needed for the sustainable management of Canada’s oceans and aquatic resources.
For 60 years, the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) has played an essential role in ensuring the protection of Canada’s marine environment through supporting ocean sciences on its vessels. For 59 of those years one vessel was at the forefront of all of Canada’s oceanographic science work: the CCGS Hudson.