Canadian Coast Guard seeks input on options for procuring existing light icebreaker
“Our government is providing the women and men of the Canadian Coast Guard with the ships they need to carry out their important work. This project is another example of how we are investing in Canada’s largest civilian fleet to meet short- and longer-term requirements.”
The Honourable Carla Qualtrough
Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility
“The Canadian Coast Guard is essential in ensuring the safe passage of ships, people and goods along our coasts and waterways. The addition of this light icebreaker to our fleet will ensure that the Coast Guard continues delivering the services on which Canadians rely every day.”
The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson
Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard
Icebreakers are crucial to Canadian Coast Guard services, vital to the safety of mariners, the protection of coastal waters, resupply of northern communities and the orderly flow of commerce through Canadian waters.
The St. Lawrence River shipping channel provides passage to over 6,000 commercial vessels annually.
Over 38 million tonnes of cargo, valued at $10 billion (CAD), was moved along the St. Lawrence Seaway in 2017.
Director of Communications
Office of the Honourable Carla Qualtrough
Public Services and Procurement Canada
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