Canadian Coast Guard

Government of Canada and Heiltsuk Nation collaborate to develop a local Marine Emergency Response Team 

  BELLA BELLA, BC, –  The Government of Canada and the Heiltsuk Nation announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) committing both organizations to work together to enhance the Nation’s role in marine environmental response within the Heiltsuk territory. Under the MOU, the Heiltsuk Nation, in collaboration with the Canadian Coast Guard and Transport …

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St. John’s Dockyard awarded Coast Guard contract

  GATINEAU, QC –  Following an open and competitive process, Public Services and Procurement Canada, on behalf of the Canadian Coast Guard has awarded a $20.7 million (taxes included) contract to St. John’s Dockyard Limited (NewDock), St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, to complete Vessel Life Extension (VLE) work on the Canadian Coast Guard Ships (CCGS) Cape Roger and Cygnus. Both stationed …

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Seaspan awarded contract to build oceanographic science vessel

  GATINEAU, QC -The Honourable Anita Anand, Minister of Public Services and Procurement, and the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard,  today announced that the Government of Canada has awarded a contract of $453.8 million (taxes included) to Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards to enable the company to transition the offshore oceanographic science vessel (OOSV) …

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New projects approved to address abandoned boats across Canada

  OTTAWA – The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, announced today the most recent initiatives to receive funding for the assessment, removal and disposal of abandoned boats in Canadian waters. Under the Abandoned Boats Program, $1,692,079 is being provided to assess 44 boat removal projects in British Columbia and Newfoundland and Labrador, and to remove 51 abandoned boats in British Columbia and Nova Scotia. …

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GE designated strategic partner of Davie’s Polar Icebreaker Program

LÉVIS, QC -Davie, Canada’s premier builder of Polar and ice-capable ships, today welcomed GE as a strategic partner in its Polar Icebreaker program. The latter is the flagship of Canada’s National Icebreaker Centre (NIC), which was launched last August. GE joins Vard and Serco as partners in Davie’s Polar program. Davie said it expects to soon announce steel, critical systems …

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Melting sea ice makes Canada more, not less dependent on Icebreakers (Forum)

Climate change leads to more sea ice and higher risks for commercial marine shipping For more than ten months of the year, Canada’s Arctic is gripped by sub zero temperatures and its waters remain covered by ice. The sea ice found in these waters falls into two categories – fast ice and pack ice. While …

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Lifeboat drill accident injures two crew members in Vancouvers’ English Bay

According to a CBC report, two crew members on the Panamanian-flagged 78,819 DWT bulk carrier Blue Bosporus, were seriously injured in English Bay, Vancouver. The 12-year-old vessel was conducting a routine drill when the lifeboat  unexpectedly released. The Coast Guard’s Marine Communications and Traffic Services (MCTS) issued a mayday. The Canadian Coast Guard responded, along …

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Davie polar icebreaker program confirms design and engineering partners

   LÉVIS, QC – Davie, Canada’s premier builder of Polar and ice-capable ships, today welcomed Vard and Serco as partners in its Polar Icebreaker program, which is the flagship of Davie’s National Icebreaker Centre (NIC). Launched last August, the NIC is a growing centre of excellence for Polar and Arctic expertise. It reflects Davie’s history as Canada’s icebreaking partner …

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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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