Canadian Coast Guard

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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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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Une station de recherche en acoustique marine sera déployée au large de Rimouski 

  Par Jean-François Bouchard Une station de recherche en acoustique marine sera déployée au printemps prochain au centre du chenal Laurentien, au large de Rimouski. Un projet unique au monde codirigé par l’Institut des sciences de la mer de Rimouski (ISMER) de l’Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR) et le centre de recherche appliquée Innovation …

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Trois chantiers navals remportent des contrats pour fournir 48 barges à la Garde côtière canadienne

  GATINEAU, QC – À la suite d’un processus ouvert et concurrentiel, Services publics et Approvisionnement Canada, au nom de la Garde côtière canadienne, a annoncé qu’il avait attribué trois contrats totalisant 14 millions de dollars pour l’acquisition de 48 barges à coque dure aux entreprises canadiennes suivantes: Industries Océan de Québec, Génie maritime canadien …

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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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Government signals intention to award contract to Davie for CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent life extension work

(Photo of Louis S. St-Laurent on its recent visit to Davie yard in 2019: Chantier Davie) GATINEAU, QC – The Honourable Anita Anand, Minister of Public Services and Procurement,today announced that the Government of Canada has issued an Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN) signalling its intention to enter into a contract with Chantier Davie of Lévis, Quebec, for required …

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New marine safety equipment for Nunavut and Manitoba communities

Photo of Pond Inlet by Nunatsiaq News OTTAWA, ON – Through the Oceans Protection Plan, the Government of Canada is working in partnership with Indigenous coastal communities to improve marine safety and responsible shipping to protect Canada’s marine environment. As part of this $1.5 billion plan, in 2017 the Canadian Coast Guard launched the Indigenous Community Boat Volunteer Pilot Program. Under …

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