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Icebreaking on Georgian Bay, near Fisher Harbour, Ontario

| Canadian Coast Guard | news releases

Sarnia, Ontario – The Canadian Coast Guard advises residents near Fisher Harbour, Ontario that the CCGS Griffon is conducting icebreaking operations in the area on or around January 11-13, 2020. The purpose of this annual operation is to break up the ice in order to allow commercial vessels safe and efficient movement.


Canadian Coast Guard working to remove MV Spudnik from Fraser River

| Canadian Coast Guard | news releases

The Government of Canada is committed to protecting Canada’s environment and waterways. We know that abandoned vessels are not only an eye-sore for many coastal communities across the country, but can also pose a threat of pollution and safety concerns the surrounding area.


Icebreaking near Parry Sound, Ontario

| Canadian Coast Guard | news releases

Sarnia, Ontario – The Canadian Coast Guard advises residents of Parry Sound, Ontario that the CCGS Samuel Risley is conducting icebreaking operations in the area on or around December 21, 2019.


Canadian Coast Guard ready to conduct icebreaking operations on the Great Lakes

| Canadian Coast Guard | news releases

The Canadian Coast Guard’s annual icebreaking season on the Great Lakes is underway. On the Great Lakes, icebreaking services are provided by the Canadian Coast Guard and the United States Coast Guard working together as one team. Last season alone, both Coast Guards directly assisted 522 ship transits on the Great Lakes. These services are critical to keeping the Canadian economy moving, and facilitating trade on our shared waters year round.


Icebreaking at the Port of Thunder Bay, Ontario

| Canadian Coast Guard | news releases

Montreal, Quebec – The Canadian Coast Guard advises residents of Thunder Bay, Ontario on Lake Superior that icebreaking operations have started and will continue until the closure of the Sault Ste. Marie locks on January 15, 2020. The purpose of this annual operation is to break up the ice in order to allow commercial vessels safe and efficient movement into and out of the Port of Thunder Bay.


2019 Arctic operations for the Canadian Coast Guard complete

| Canadian Coast Guard | news releases

The Canadian Coast Guard’s 2019 Arctic operational season is complete, with the CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent being the last vessel to leave northern waters on November 16, 2019. A total of seven icebreakers were deployed to the Arctic this year, including a maiden voyage to the North by the latest addition to the Coast Guard’s icebreaking fleet, CCGS Captain Molly Kool.


Annual closure of Canadian Coast Guard seasonal search and rescue stations

| Canadian Coast Guard | news releases

The Canadian Coast Guard will proceed with the annual closure of its seasonal search and rescue stations in Québec, Tadoussac, Kegaska, Rivière-au-Renard and Havre-Saint-Pierre starting November 25, 2019. The Cap-aux-Meules base will close on December 30, 2019.


Canadian Coast Guard Inshore Rescue Boat Crews Wrap up 2019 Operations

| Canadian Coast Guard | news releases

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.


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