The Canadian Coast Guard today marked the delivery of the 13th and 14th search and rescue lifeboats: the CCGS Gabarus Bay and the CCGS Chedabucto Bay. The vessels were built by Hike Metal Products Ltd from Wheatley, Ontario and Chantier Naval Forillon from Gaspé, Quebec, respectively.
The delivery of the CCGS Gabarus Bay and CCGS Chedabucto Bay marks another important milestone for the construction and delivery of a total of 20 search and rescue lifeboats under the National Shipbuilding Strategy. This achievement is an important step in equipping the Canadian Coast Guard with safe, modern, and Canadian-made equipment needed to deliver critical services.
The CCGS Chedabucto Bay will be stationed in Clark’s Harbour, Nova Scotia while the CCGS Gabarus Bay will be stationed in Burgeo, Newfoundland and Labrador.
These search and rescue vessels are also equipped to assist in marine environmental response operations to reduce the impacts of marine pollution incidents.
(Photos Shipyard Forillon)