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Latest Canadian Coast Guard Stories

2014-03-27 16:21:37

OTTAWA, March 27, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Shipowners Association (CSA) is extremely pleased that the Government of Canada is responding to the need for additional icebreaking support on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Waterway. With another icebreaker, key cargo such as wheat, will move to market quicker. "This is an important move by the Canadian Government to support the Canadian short sea shipping industry on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Waterway," said Robert...

2014-03-18 04:20:10

OTTAWA, March 18, 2014 /CNW/ - With the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway facing the thickest and broadest ice cover in years, the Canadian Shipowners Association (CSA) is extremely concerned that Canada's ice-breakers will not be able to create and maintain the routes needed to move key cargo to Canadian and American industries. The Canadian Coast Guard is doing its utmost to work with resources across a large geographical area subject to heavy ice, but this situation is...

2014-03-12 04:20:13

LONDON, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 90+ international SAR professionals from 55 organisations are already signed up to hear 18 world-class speakers share lessons learnt from major operations at Search and Rescue Europe 2014, taking place at the Radisson Blu Scandinavia, Copenhagen from 7th - 9th April 2014. This unique SAR programme will enable attendees to enhance their SAR capabilities, increase interoperability across SAR resources and carry out best-practice life...

2013-09-20 16:20:17

QUEBEC CITY, Sept. 20, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Following last week's tragic accident involving the helicopter operating from the research icebreaker CCGS Amundsen, the ArcticNet Network of Centres of Excellence has curtailed its 2013 science expedition on board the vessel in order to assist the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) and the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) with their plans to recover the CCG Messerschmitt-Bolkow-Blohm Bo-105 helicopter from M'Clure Strait. Most of the...

2013-07-26 08:22:17

QUEBEC CITY, July 26, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Coast Guard Ship (CCGS) Amundsen will celebrate its 10(th) Anniversary as a research icebreaker this year as it departs Quebec City on 26 July for its annual expedition to the Canadian Arctic. Over the last 10 years, the CCGS Amundsen has been a major catalyst in revitalizing Canadian Arctic science by giving Canadian researchers and their international collaborators unprecedented access to the Arctic Ocean. Thanks to major...

2013-05-01 12:21:28

OTTAWA, May 1, 2013 /CNW/ - The Union that represents Search and Rescue specialists with the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) is not surprised at the findings of the Auditor General's Spring 2013 Report. "Our members are strong, dedicated individuals so it comes as no surprise that they meet the standard to respond to an emergency 96% of the time.  They should be applauded that they are doing so much despite the challenges they face," said Christine Collins, National President of the...

2013-03-18 16:20:36

VANCOUVER, March 18, 2013 /CNW/ - The Harper government today announced a number of measures toward the creation of a World-Class Tanker Safety System. The implementation of eight tanker safety measures was announced along with the introduction of the Safeguarding Canada's Seas and Skies Act, and the creation of a Tanker Safety Expert Panel to review Canada's current tanker safety system and propose further measures to strengthen it. The announcement was made by the Honourable...

2013-02-28 12:21:46

OTTAWA, Feb. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - On the first anniversary of the signing of the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy's (NSPS) umbrella agreements with Irving Shipbuilding in Halifax and Seaspan in Vancouver, CADSI re-affirms its support of the Government's policy decision to build ships in Canada in order to obtain the vessels needed by the Royal Canadian Navy and Canadian Coast Guard and to maximize jobs, innovation, manufacturing and economic activity in Canada from defence...

2013-02-20 16:20:22

OTTAWA, Feb. 20, 2013 /CNW/ - "I can't understand why the Conservative government is doing everything in its power to put Canadians at risk," said Christine Collins, National President of the Union of Canadian Transportation Employees in response to yesterday's phone call from the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) advising of the immediate closure of Kitsilano Search and Rescue (SAR) Station in Vancouver, BC. The closure comes as part of a long line of attacks on CCG's ability to do...

2013-01-09 16:20:35

OTTAWA, Jan. 9, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Coast Guard's (CCG) announcement today to replace Search and Rescue personnel with Auxilliary volunteers is a direct insult to mariners in Vancouver according to Christine Collins, National President of the Union of Canadian Transportation Employees. "With five auxiliary stations in the Greater Vancouver area, one would think that CCG would want at least one base that would have dedicated, trained professionals with appropriate resources who...