Search results for: Canadian Coast Guard

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  • 24 November 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Canadian Coast Guard has taken 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.

  • 13 October 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    Last week, Seaspan Shipyards officially delivered CCGS John Cabot, the third offshore fisheries science vessel (OFSV) to the Canadian Coast Guard.

  • 7 July 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Canadian Coast Guard has launched its third offshore fisheries science vessel (OFSV), the future CCGS John Cabot, at Seaspan Shipyards in Vancouver.

  • 10 June 2020
    Industry news, Vessels

    Seaspan Shipyards and Heddle Shipyards have entered into an exclusive teaming agreement for the Canadian Coast Guard’s future polar icebreaker, bringing Heddle and Ontario shipyards into the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS).

  • 28 June 2019
    Vessels

    The Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) has accepted delivery of the first new large vessel built under the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS). The first offshore fisheries science vessel (OFSV), CCGS Sir John Franklin, was built by Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards in Canada. “On behalf of the Canadian Coast Guard, I am proud to accept the first offshore […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 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 […]

  • 11 December 2018
    Authorities

    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 […]

  • 19 November 2018
    Authorities

    A Canadian Coast Guard patrol vessel slid into water after slipping off its cradle in the early morning hours of November 17. The Hero-class patrol vessel CCGS Corporal McLaren is partially submerged following the incident which Halifax police are investigating as a possible case of vandalism. The vessel was beginning a scheduled refit at the Canadian […]

  • 9 November 2018
    Vessels

    The Canadian Coast Guard has accepted two new channel survey and sounding vessels (CSSVs) into the fleet. The ships, CCGS Jean Bourdon and CCGS Helen Irene Battle, will support the ongoing commitment to ensure the safety of mariners in Canada as they serve as the platform for the Canadian Hydrographic Service’s Channel Survey Program. As […]

  • 6 November 2018
    Authorities

    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. […]

  • 4 September 2018
    Vessels

    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 […]

  • 14 August 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The Canadian government has awarded Chantier Davie, of Lévis, Quebec, a CA$610 million contract to deliver three converted icebreakers to the Canadian Coast Guard. Under the contract, Davie is to acquire three medium commercial icebreakers and prepare them for coast guard service. The first vessel is expected to begin operations for the upcoming icebreaking season, beginning in December 2018. The […]

  • 25 June 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) is to receive three icebreakers to support its operations during the upcoming icebreaking season. As explained, the ships would provide interim capability for the coast guard, while replacement vessels are being built under the National Shipbuilding Strategy. Specifically, Public Services and Procurement Canada has issued an Advanced Contract Award Notice […]

  • 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 […]

  • 7 December 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    The Canadian Coast Guard named a new Bay-class search and rescue lifeboat in a ceremony on December 6. The Canadian ministry of fisheries revealed that the new boat for the Atlantic Region will be called CCGS Pennant Bay and is set to be delivered to the Coast Guard later this month. CCGS Conception Bay, the lead ship […]

  • 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 […]

  • 19 September 2017
    Authorities

    The Canadian transport authority has issued a $6,000 penalty to the Canadian Coast Guard Ship Sir William Alexander after the vessel failed to respect the temporary mandatory slow down in place for all vessels in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The Coast Guard will have 30 days to pay the penalty or ask the Transportation Appeal […]

  • 12 September 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The first in a fleet of Canadian Coast Guard’s new search and rescue (SAR) lifeboats will be named after Conception Bay in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canadian minister of fisheries Dominic LeBlanc announced on Monday. Following the lead ship in the class, up to 20 new “Bay”-class boats will be named after geographical bays across Canada. The CCGS […]

  • 22 June 2017
    Authorities

    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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 9 July 2015
    Authorities

    Today the Canadian Coast Guard inaugurated its newest Hero-class mid-shore patrol vessel, CCGS A. LeBlanc into the fleet. This vessel will be used mainly to enforce fisheries regulations in the St. Lawrence River and Gulf of St. Lawrence. Since 2009, the Government of Canada has delivered many new vessels to the Canadian Coast Guard, including: […]