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Canadian Coast Guard Issues $15,000 Fine for a Hazardous Vessel

| Canadian Coast Guard | news releases

Wrecked, abandoned, or hazardous boats can pose threats to the environment, local communities, and economies. Through the Oceans Protection Plan, the Government of Canada continues to take action to address problem vessels and ensure owner accountability.


Reopening of seasonal Canadian Coast Guard search and rescue stations in Quebec

| Canadian Coast Guard | news releases

The Canadian Coast Guard’s seasonal search and rescue stations in Cap-aux-Meules, Havre-Saint-Pierre, Kegaska, Québec City, Rivière-au-Renard and Tadoussac have now resumed operations. Our six search and rescue vessels in the Saint-Lawrence sector were deployed on Wednesday, March 27, and have reached their respective bases.


Icebreaking near Port of Thunder Bay, Ontario

| Canadian Coast Guard | news releases

The Canadian Coast Guard advises residents of Thunder Bay, Ontario that the CCGS Samuel Risley will carry out icebreaking operations in the area on or around March 22, 2024. The purpose of this operation is to break up the ice to allow commercial vessels safe and efficient movement.


Canadian and United States Coast Guards recommit to close partnership on Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River during Minister Lebouthillier’s U.S. visit

| Canadian Coast Guard | news releases

The Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard, met today with Commandant Admiral Linda L. Fagan at the United States Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C., to discuss the close partnership between the two coast guards on maritime safety and protection. This visit comes on the heels of the Canadian and United States Coast Guards signing an updated Memorandum of Understanding on February 15, 2024, renewing the two organizations’ coordination of icebreaking and buoy tending operations on the Great Lakes, connecting waterways, and the shared portion of the St. Lawrence River.


Spring Icebreaking on the Saguenay River

| Canadian Coast Guard | news releases

The Canadian Coast Guard advises residents and visitors along the Saguenay Fjord that the CCGS Amundsen will begin spring icebreaking operations as early as Monday, March 11, 2024. The date is subject to change with no notice, as activities could begin before or after that period, depending on operational requirements or weather conditions.


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