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Government of Canada Partnering with Indigenous Communities to Enhance Marine Safety on the Coast of Labrador

Sheshatshiu and Natuashish, NL, – As part of the third year of the Oceans Protection Program launched in 2017, the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honorable Bernadette Jordan, announced the award of $ 461,298 to the Innu First Nation communities of Sheshatshiu and Natuashish, each to acquire a search and …

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Davie Canada delivers CCGS Jean Goodwill

Lévis, QC – Today, the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, and Mario Pelletier, Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard marked the delivery of the CCGS Jean Goodwill, the second of three medium interim icebreakers to join the fleet after completing refit and conversion work at Davie Shipbuilding in Lévis, Quebec. …

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Draft report sees Port of Montreal Contrecoeur project as potentially triggering only moderate environmental effects 

By Leo Ryan, Editor The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada, in its long-awaited draft report, has concluded that the Port of Montreal’s Contrecoeur container terminal project “is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects, taking into account the implementation of key mitigation measures.” The Agency also concludes in its report released on November 18 …

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Canada’s first Indigenous-led Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary begins operations in British Columbia

Mr. Robert Stacey Paul Johnson, Heiltsuk CN-CGA Zone Coordinator Victoria, BC, – The Coastal Nations Coast Guard Auxiliary (CN-CGA) commenced on-water operations this fall in the territorial waters of Ahousaht and Heiltsuk First Nations, becoming the first Indigenous-led Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary in Canada. CN-CGA response units in Nisga’a, Gitxaala, and Kitasoo/Xai’xais territorial waters will …

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Budget watchdog suggests Navy could buy converted Davie supply ships

Parliamentary budget watchdog Yves Giroux has suggested the federal government could buy two converted civilian vessels from Davie shipyard in Lévis, Quebec to serve as support ships for the Royal Canadian Navy for a fraction of the cost of building brand new ones, according to Canadian Press. In a new report, Mr. Giroux estimates the …

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Transport Canada and marine stakeholders create a seafarers’ welfare board

  OTTAWA- The Government of Canada recognizes the important role seafarers play in moving people and the many goods Canadians rely on every day. Keeping them safe as they work to support Canada’s economy — even during challenging times — is an important priority. Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Marc Garneau, in collaboration with the Canadian marine community, announced …

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Canadian government invests $65M in 15 Northern sealift projects

  OTTAWA – Marking the recent fourth anniversary of the Oceans Protection Plan, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Marc Garneau, today announced $64.9M in funding towards 15 projects that will improve sealift and re-supply services in the North.  For Nunavut, the projects include building a new warehouse facility to organize and store cargo containers in Iqaluit, improving sealift …

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TSB report on Vanterm incident raises concern over vessel size capacity

Richmond, BC — The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) released its investigation report into the container vessel Ever Summit  striking  the berth at Vanterm, in the Port of Vancouver. In the report, the Board expressed a concern relating to larger container vessels berthing at the Port of Vancouver and the capacity of existing terminal infrastructure to accommodate …

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A marine acoustics research station will be deployed off Rimouski

  By Jean-Francois Bouchard A marine acoustics research station will be deployed next spring in the center of the Laurentian Channel, off Rimouski. A unique project in the world co-directed by the Rimouski Institute of Marine Sciences (ISMER) of the University of Quebec at Rimouski (UQAR) and the applied research center Maritime Innovation. This research …

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Three shipyards win contracts to supply 48 barges to Canadian Coast Guard

GATINEAU, QC – Following an open and competitive process, Public Services and Procurement Canada, on behalf of the Canadian Coast Guard, announced it has awarded three contracts totalling $14 million for the acquisition of 48 hard-shell barges to the following Canadian companies: Industries Océan of Québec, Canadian Maritime Engineering of Port Alberni, British Columbia, and MetalCraft Marine of …

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