Canadian Coast Guard
The Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) is making a significant upgrade to its small boat fleet following an order placed for 25 rigid inflatable boats (RIBs) from Zodiac Hurricane Technologies. The order is valued at $5m and represents a major commitment by the Coast Guard towards maintaining the quality and effectiveness of its equipment. The Zodiac Hurricane Model 753 boats will be manufactured at the company’s factory at Delta, British Columbia and will be used by the Coast Guard for both shore based and shipboard search and rescue work. The new 26.2 ft Zodiacs have been chosen to replace earlier models that, in some cases, have been in service with the Canadian Coastguard for up to 17 years. In that time the boat has established a reputation for dependable seaworthiness by demonstrating an ability to work in 16.5 ft swells and, being powered by two 175 horse power outboards, the Zodiac 753 RIB has the ability to reach speeds up to 48 knots. The CCG operates its rescue boats with a crew of three which gives them the capacity to carry up to nine survivors. Zodiac Hurricane Technologies enjoys a close relationship with the Canadian Coast Guard and has worked with it to develop a specification that meets its needs. The 753 model is a Transport Canada, IMO SOLAS approved rescue boat. By refining the specifications of the new boats, Zodiac has been able to supply new RIBS that provide the rugged seaworthiness and features that the CCG has become used-to.
The U.S. and Canadian Coast Guards have commenced Operation Coal Shovel, seasonal domestic ice breaking operations in the southern part of Lake Huron, Lake St. Clair, the St. Clair and Detroit River systems, Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, starting Thursday, Jan. 3. The U.S. and Canadian Coast Guard icebreakers work together to prevent ice jams in these vital economic waterways as conditions worsen throughout the winter.
The Canadian Coast Guard heavy icebreaker, Louis St. Laurent, will spend the next several weeks at the Halifax Shipyard undergoing refit before launching its summer program. Coast guard spokesman David Jennings said the icebreaker is in drydock for a routine inspection, which is required by the Transport Canada’s Marine Safety branch. The $2-million project will include steel work on its interior and bulkheads, work on its steering gear and removal and mandatory inspection of the rudder.
With the help of a small Canadian technology company, the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) has installed the first fully lit marine navigation system in the world. Carmanah Technologies Inc. of Victoria, B.C., has invented a small, powerful, lightweight - and, most importantly, inexpensive - solar-powered marine light that completes the CCG’s quest to build a low-cost lighted navigation buoy that runs for five years with no maintenance.
Southern St. Clair County residents and tourists traveling to Canada may have to go the long way around - through Port Huron and over the Blue Water Bridge - to get to Ontario and back. The Bluewater International Ferry, which is located just east of state highway M-29, provides the fastest, most convenient rout to Canada, but, due to high marine service fees, ferry management is threatening to close for the winter.
ABCO Industries Limited recently launched a 60-ft Science Research Vessel for the Canadian Coast Guard. The vessel is currently undergoing trials and will be operating out of St. Andrews, NB on delivery.
STX Canada Marine Awarded Contract to Design the Canadian Coast Guard’s New Polar Icebreaker. STX Canada Marine is pleased to announce that they have been awarded the contract to design the new polar icebreaker for the Canadian Coast Guard. The Department of Fisheries and Oceans announced today the award on behalf of the Government of Canada. The work will be carried out at STX Canada Marine’s Vancouver office and be completed by the end of 2013.
A U.S. Coast Guard air crew assisted the Canadian Coast Guard in locating an overdue boater early Monday morning in the vicinity of Bassett Island in northeastern Lake St. Clair. Just before midnight Sunday, a search-and-rescue controller at the Coast Guard 9th District command center, was contacted by a SAR controller at JRCC Trenton, requesting assistance with locating an overdue boater, who was last known to be setting fish nets in Lake St. Clair
Members of the U.S. Coast Guard, Canadian coast guard, State of Alaska and other state and provincial government agencies are scheduled to participate in a combined oil spill and wildlife protection training and exercise in Ketchikan from September 24-27. The training will focus on response efforts in the Dixon Entrance area. The weeklong event will combine oil spill response training and wildlife protection and cleaning as it relates to an international oil spill scenario
Navis Engineering Oy and Aker Arctic Technology Inc. have signed a scientific and technical cooperation agreement covering the joint development of technology for dynamic positioning (DP) systems for icebreakers and ice-class vessels. The agreement was signed in St. Petersburg during NEVA 2013 at the end of September. Dynamic positioning systems manufactured by Navis Engineering have been installed on a number of icebreakers and ice-class vessels in recent years
The Canadian government has announced the award of two contracts totaling $1.1M to Northern Transportation Company Limited for Vessel Life Extension refit work to Canadian Coast Guard ships 'CCGS Dumit' and 'CCGS Eckaloo'. These two vessels, based in Hay River
The Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Government has awarded Damen Shipyards Group an order for a state-of-the-art, 80 m Ice Class ferry, which will operate on the Fogo Island-Change Islands service. Scheduled for delivery in September 2015
Canadian Government ministers have announced the arrival in Canada of the new hovercraft to be stationed at Sea Island in Richmond, British Columbia – the 'CCGS Moytel'. The new hovercraft will be named the CCGS Moytel. Moytel is a Halq’emélem word meaning “to help each
Seaspan Shipyards today released the following statement in response to the findings of the Auditor General of Canada on the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS): “We are pleased to receive, and support the findings of the Auditor General, in particular
The U.S. Coast Guard completed Arctic Shield 2013 after a successful summer season of sustained operations and outreach efforts in the Arctic region Friday. Arctic Shield focused on Western Alaska and the Bering Strait and consisted of a three-pronged approach of operations
The Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, has announced the acceptance of the sixth of the Canadian Coast Guard’s new Hero Class vessels, the CCGS 'Corporal McLaren M.M.V.' “Our Government is proud to accept the CCGS Corporal McLaren M.M.V
A report released by the Canadian Shipowners Association (CSA) has found that American regulations to require the installation of ballast water treatment equipment on Canadian domestic vessels beginning in 2014 will cost the Canadian economy 1.1 billion dollars over the next five years
In anticipation of the coming ice season and to ensure the safety of vessels transiting the Great Lakes Basin, earlier this week the Coast Guard 9th District began its annual retrieval of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway System seasonal aids to navigation
Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada, joined by James Moore, Minister of Industry and Regional Minister for British Columbia, announced that Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards will build an additional 10 Noncombat vessels for the Canadian Coast Guard.
The Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, has announced acceptance of the fifth of the Canadian Coast Guard’s new Hero Class vessels, the 'CCGS G. Peddle S.C.' The CCGS G. Peddle S.C. is a Mid-Shore Patrol Vessel that will be based in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
'Nordic Orion' is taking the Northern Sea Route (NSR) with a full cargo of coal from Vancouver in Canada to Finland. The historic transit is shorter than traditional shipping routes and will not only save time, fuel and CO2, but also increase the load of cargo with 25% compared to the Panama Canal
Irving Shipbuilding is currently focused on the 30-month AOPS Project Definition Contract of the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS) program, signed on March 7, 2013. Together with its Tier 1 subcontractors, Irving is working to produce a detailed AOPS ship design that
The Canadian Coast Guard advised that six seasonal summer Inshore Rescue Boat (IRB) stations located around the Great Lakes will be winding down their annual summer operations. Five IRB stations will cease seasonal operations on Monday, September 2, 2013
In the first week of August the Mexican Navy (Secretaria de Marina) and Damen Shipyards Group signed a contract for a fourth Damen Stan Patrol 4207. The Dutch ship design and shipbuilding company will supply the Mexican Navy with the design and material package with which ASTIMAR 1 (the Mexican
Imtech Marine Canada (IMC) has been awarded its first subcontract of the extensive Canadian government National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS) Program for the engineering of an Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel. Imtech Marine takes responsibility for the ships’ platform automation