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  • 8 June 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Canadian Coast Guard’s medium icebreakers and high endurance multi task ships are getting a life-extension modernization carried out by Swiss-Swedish company ABB. Of the 14 vessels in operation, 10 are receiving the upgrades. Design and work supply on first of the ten vessels, CCGS Pierre Radisson, is already underway and will be completed in July 2017. […]

  • 19 February 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Canadian government is seeking information on the potential procurement of an existing light icebreaking vessel to fill interim requirements of the Canadian Coast Guard. A request for information was issued on February 18 seeking input from the marine industry regarding the procurement. The interim vessel would be used for icebreaking services for the St. Lawrence Seaway […]

  • 13 June 2017
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Scientists aboard the Canadian research icebreaker CCGS Amundsen were forced to cancel the first leg of the 2017 expedition due to hazardous southward motion of Arctic sea ice, caused by climate change. The adverse conditions postponed the Hudson Bay System Study (BaySys) which involves 40 scientists from five universities across Canada. The current ice conditions would have prevented the […]

  • 10 May 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

      The Canadian Coast Guard has awarded Vard Marine an engineering services contract for concept exploration with a focus on the coast guard’s future fleet renewal program. The work scope includes parametric concept design, feasibility studies and operational analysis, system design studies, trade-off analysis, and cost modelling. As explained by Vard, the work is intended […]

  • 17 May 2012
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Honourable Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and Ms. Marie Lemay, Chief Executive Officer of the National Capital Commission,  unveiled on May 15 the 2012 Plaza Bridge Photo Exhibit which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Canadian Coast Guard. The Minister was joined by Canadian Coast Guard Officials to commemorate the accomplishments of […]

  • 22 June 2017

    The Canadian Coast Guard announced it has started its 2017 Arctic operational season during which seven Canadian ice breakers are set to deploy. The Coast Guard said it is expanding its Arctic season in 2017-2018 and will continue to gradually increase its presence over the next several years. Icebreakers will be supporting ocean science, management, and […]

  • 11 December 2018

    The Canadian government has decided to invest in eight new search and rescue (SAR) lifeboats for the Canadian Coast Guard. On behalf of the coast guard, Public Services and Procurement Canada is acquiring the new high-endurance SAR lifeboats from Chantier Naval Forillon of Gaspé, Quebec, and Hike Metal Products of Wheatley, Ontario. Chantier Naval Forillon […]

  • 6 November 2018

    The Canadian Coast Guard has welcomed the first of two emergency offshore towing vessels that will operate in the waters off the coast of British Columbia. The vessel is called Atlantic Eagle and is leased from Atlantic Towing Limited of Saint John, New Brunswick, under a three-year, CAD$67 million contract announced in August this year. […]

  • 24 May 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The Canadian Coast Guard is to join the navy in operating arctic and offshore patrol ships (AOPS) after the government awarded a two-ship contract to Halifax-based shipbuilder Irving Shipbuilding. Irving is already building six AOPS for the Royal Canadian Navy, with the first unit in the class, the future HMCS Harry DeWolf, already in water […]

  • 4 September 2018

    The Canadian Coast Guard is nearing the mid-way point of its 2018 Arctic operational season, which runs into November. All seven scheduled vessels have been deployed to the Arctic, the last being the CCGS Terry Fox, which departed Montreal on August 27 to conduct icebreaking assistance in the Northwest Passage. The CCGS Amundsen is another […]

  • 5 August 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Canadian government has initiated a process to add a third shipyard as a strategic partner under the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) to build new icebreakers for the Coast Guard. A total of six icebreakers are to be built by this shipyard, officials announced last week. Through an “invitation to qualify”, the government would establish […]

  • 28 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Canadian Coast Guard inaugurated its newest near-shore fisheries research vessel CCGS Leim on 26 August.   The vessel was named in honour of the late Dr. Alexander Henry Leim, a DFO scientist who dedicated his life to fisheries research. Since 2009, the Government of Canada has delivered several new vessels to the Canadian Coast […]

  • 8 November 2012
    Industry news

    The CCGS Vladykov is the first of three new Near-Shore Fisheries Research Vessels to be delivered to the Canadian Coast Guard. Commissioned in August 2012, the vessel was constructed at Meridien Maritime Inc. in Matane, Quebec to a design developed by Robert Allan Ltd of Vancouver, B.C. The CCGS Vladykov and its sister vessels will […]

  • 18 July 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Canadian Ministers of Public Services and Procurement and Fisheries announced June 15 that Newdock – St. John’s Dockyard was awarded a CAD$3.6 million contract for the important refit and maintenance work on the Canadian Coast Guard Ship (CCGS) Samuel Risley. Work on the Risley began in June 2016, and is scheduled to be completed by September 2016. Main vessel […]

  • 30 May 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    French-based defense contractor Thales signed a CAD$35 million, (approx. US$26,8) contract with Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards (VSY), to deliver electronic systems for the construction of the Canadian Coast Guard’s (CCG) three Offshore Fisheries Science Vessels (OFSV) under the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS). As a partner of VSY, Thales will be responsible for the selection, procurement and integration of the […]

  • 11 December 2017
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The first large vessel to be designed and built under the Canadian National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) was launched at Seaspan Shipyards on December 8. ‘Sir John Franklin’ is the first of three offshore fisheries science vessels (OFSV) which will be operated by the Canadian Coast Guard. In 2011, the government of Canada selected Seaspan to be […]

  • 23 October 2014

    The Canadian Coast Guard expanded its fleet of Mid-Shore Patrol Vessels (MSPVs) by accepting the delivery of CCGS Captain Goddard M.S.M. on October 15. CCGS Captain Goddard the last of nine Mid-Shore Patrol Vessels (MSPVs) built and delivered by Irving Shipbuilding Inc. to the Canadian Coast Guard. As announced in September 2009, the MSPVs were built […]

  • 22 February 2013
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Honourable Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans,  announced yesterday, February 21, the government’s $360 Million investment to extend the life of the Canadian Coast Guard fleet, which will benefit the Canadian shipbuilding industry across the country and build on the government’s priority to support jobs and growth. As part of the unprecedented investment […]

  • 22 October 2012
    Training & Education

    The Honourable Gail Shea, Acting Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, is pleased to welcome back the Canadian Coast Guard Ship Sir Wilfrid Laurier and its 32 crew members. The ship is returning from nearly four months in the Arctic. The CCGS Sir Wilfrid Laurier left its home port in Victoria in early July, on a […]

  • 31 May 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Canadian Coast Guard officially welcomed icebreaker CCGS Captain Molly Kool to its fleet at the Canadian Coast Guard Atlantic Region Headquarters in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, on May 30. This marked the first of three new medium icebreakers to join the coast guard fleet. The CCGS Captain Molly Kool is also the first […]

  • 17 December 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The first of three new Canadian Coast Guard medium icebreakers was handed over to the coast guard in a ceremony in British Columbia on December 14. As noted during the ceremony, the CCGS Captain Molly Kool is also the first new Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker in twenty-five years. The first ship will allow the Coast Guard […]

  • 22 July 2011
    Industry news

    Three new Coast Guard Ships Were Officially Introduced recently — one in Peninsula waters… (bclocalnews) [mappress] Source: bclocalnews, July 22, 2011;

  • 25 January 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Canadian government has awarded Wärtsilä Canada Inc. a $6.2 million contract for the design and supply of two new propulsion control systems to upgrade two Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) 1100 class vessels: CCGS Ann Harvey and the CCGS Sir William Alexander.  The government said the upgraded propulsion control systems would enhance the navigators’ control over how the vessels move […]

  • 20 April 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Swiss-based ABB has received a contract to modernize the 38 year old Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker Pierre Radisson. The cutter will be fitted with hardware and software within the ship’s power distribution system upgrade which will include eight new drives. ABB said the contract included an option to modernize the other two Coast Guard ships, Des Groseilliers and Amundsen, both […]

  • 27 October 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Canadian Coast Guard and armed forces have concluded exercise Salish Sea, a maritime disaster exercise which took place in British Columbia. Salish Sea is considered to be the Canadian Coast Guard’s largest exercise ever with participation from Canadian Armed Forces, BC Ferries, BC Emergency Health Services, Emergency Management BC, BC Ministry of Environment, Royal Canadian […]

  • 11 August 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Canadian government has awarded Verreault Navigation a CAD$8.7 million contract to refit the 38 year old Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker Pierre Radisson. Swiss company ABB was previously awarded a contract to modernize Pierre Radisson’s hardware and software as part of the ship’s power distribution system upgrade. Verreault Navigation will be in charge of conducting important refit and maintenance […]

  • 4 October 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    During an open house day on October 1, Canadian shipbuilder Seaspan unveiled the first large vessel to be designed and built in Canada under the National Shipbuilding Strategy The unveiled ship is also the Canadian Coast Guard’s first offshore fisheries science vessel (OFSV), named after Sir John Franklin, a Royal Navy officer and Arctic explorer. “Today is […]

  • 8 October 2013
    Training & Education

    The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, joined by the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Industry and Regional Minister for British Columbia, yesterday announced that Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards will be building up to 10 additional large non-combat ships for the Canadian Coast Guard fleet at an estimated cost of $3.3 billion. […]

  • 10 November 2011
    Industry news

    In a solemn event at the Halifax Shipyard, Minister Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence and Regional Minister for Nova Scotia and Minister Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans unveiled the first of nine ‘Hero’ Class Mid-shore patrol vessels currently being built for the Canadian Coast Guard. The Coast Guard ‘Hero’ class vessels are […]