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 4, 2019.
The Canadian Coast Guard advises the public that the seasonal Inshore Rescue Boat stations located in Trois-Rivières, Longueuil and Beaconsfield will wrap up their seasonal summer service on Monday, September 2nd, 2019, at 8:00 p.m.
Today the Canadian Coast Guard officially named the Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel CCGS Sir John Franklin during a dedication to service ceremony held at the Institute of Ocean Sciences in Sidney, British Columbia.
The Government of Canada is committed to investing in infrastructure and technology that helps protect our oceans. Through its provision of Marine Communications and Traffic Services (MCTS), the Canadian Coast Guard helps keep mariners safe and supports Canada’s economy by helping ensure safe and efficient movement of vessels in Canadian waters.
The Canadian Coast Guard saves lives, protects the environment, and helps our economy grow, while keeping our waters safe, secure, and open. That is why, in 2017, the Government of Canada committed to building a new Coast Guard Atlantic regional headquarters, and in 2018 reopened the Maritime Rescue Sub-Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. It is also why, earlier this year, we announced the renewal of the Coast Guard fleet with up to 24 additional new large vessels to be built in Canada under the National Shipbuilding Strategy.
Through the Oceans Protection Plan, the Government of Canada is working in partnership with Indigenous coastal communities to improve marine safety and responsible shipping to protect Canada’s marine environment.
Through the Oceans Protection Plan, the Government of Canada is working with Indigenous and coastal communities and stakeholders in the marine industry to help maintain safe and clean Canadian waters and coasts today and for future generations.