Canadian Coast Guard introduces First Clean and Sustainable Wastewater Treatment System on Canadian Coast Guard Ship Earl GreyThe new sewage wastewater electrochemical treatment system does not rely on disposable filters. see more
Taking action on climate change and ensuring sustainability in operations is a priority for the Government of Canada. In support of Canada’s Greening Government Strategy, the Canadian Coast Guard is committed to finding innovative solutions to reduce the environmental footprint of its fleet while continuing to provide essential services to Canadians across the country.
After nearly ten years of research and engineering work with Montréal-based clean-tech company, Terragon Environmental Technologies, the Canadian Coast Guard is proud to introduce the first Sewage Wastewater Electrochemical Treatment Technology System (WETT-S™) now in operation on the Canadian Coast Guard Ship (CCGS) Earl Grey. This is the first-ever WETT-S™ being commissioned on a Canadian Coast Guard ship and in the world...
will provide 61 small vessels such as small craft, barges, work boats and modern equipment see more
The federal government says new money to build dozens of small vessels for the Canadian Coast Guard is part of a renewal of the agency and will help keep Canada's waterways navigable and safe.
On Thursday, in joint announcements in Vancouver and St. John's, Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Ministry of Public Services and Procurement said the federal government would spend $2.5 billion to have companies in Canada build 61 small vessels for the coast guard.
The ministries said the new small vessels, which include small craft, barges and work boats, will allow the coast guard to better operate in shallow coastal waters and inland lakes and rivers where larger ships cannot go.
Canadian Coast Guard Ships Martha L. Black and Leonard J. Cowley’s Vessel Life Extension Contracts AwardedThese contract awards fall under the repair, refit and maintenance pillar of the NSS see more
Ensuring that Canadian Coast Guard personnel have reliable equipment to keep Canada’s waterways open and safe is a key priority for the Government of Canada.
Today, the Canadian Coast Guard announced two contract awards for the vessel life extension of CCGS Martha L. Black and CCGS Leonard J. Cowley, respectively at the value of $31.5 million and $29.7 million. Both vessels will be dry-docked and enter an extended maintenance period designed to increase their operational life.
Canadian Coast Guard accepts delivery of two more Bay Class high-endurance search and rescue lifeboatsAnother important milestone for the construction and delivery of a search and rescue lifeboats see more
Today, the Canadian Coast Guard marked the delivery of the 13th and 14th search and rescue lifeboats: the CCGS Gabarus Bay and the CCGS Chedabucto Bay. The vessels were built by Hike Metal Products Ltd from Wheatley, Ontario and Chantier Naval Forillon from Gaspé, Quebec, respectively.
Canadian Coast Guard Offshore Oceanographic Science Vessel Achives Important Construction MillestoneKeel laying ceremony for Canada’s most modern science research ship at Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards see more
Seaspan Shipyards (Seaspan), Canada's long-term, strategic shipbuilding partner for large non-combat vessels under Canada's National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS), and the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) today reached an important milestone in the construction of the Offshore Oceanographic Science Vessel (OOSV).
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The training engine replicates a Coast Guard ship’s engine room see more
Sydney, Nova Scotia - Since 1965, the Canadian Coast Guard College in Sydney, Nova Scotia, has been providing internationally recognized training to personnel of the Canadian Coast Guard. Today, this impressive training is benefiting from the addition of a new, state-of-the-art Wärtsilä training engine – the first of its kind in Canada.
"will help provide the modern tools for marine science on Canada’s coasts" see more
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia - Today, Darren Fisher, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Seniors and Member of Parliament for Dartmouth—Cole Harbour, officially welcomed Canadian Coast Guard Ship (CCGS) Capt Jacques Cartier to the fleet, on behalf of the Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard.
announced $2 million in funding for ten communities see more
Through the Oceans Protection Plan, the Government of Canada is working in partnership with Indigenous coastal communities to improve safety on the water. Today, the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Joyce Murray, announced $2 million in funding for ten communities through the Indigenous Community Boat Volunteer Program to buy boats and related safety equipment...
Beyond economic repair! see more
Canadian Coast Guard‘s oldest serving vessel, the CCGS Hudson, is being decommissioned after 59 years of service, in what the agency calls the “end of an era.”
Investing in the Coast Guard to ensure it has modern equipment needed see more
November 16, 2021
Ottawa, Ontario - The Canadian Coast Guard plays a vital role in protecting our oceans from coast to coast to coast. Under the Oceans Protection Plan, the Government of Canada is investing in the Coast Guard to ensure it has modern equipment needed to respond to environmental spills quickly and effectively. These investments will allow it to continue protecting Canada’s waters, coasts and coastal communities from marine pollution.
Following an open and competitive process, Public Services and Procurement Canada, on behalf of the Canadian Coast Guard, has awarded a $2-million contract for offshore booms to Navenco Marine Inc. of Chateauguay, Quebec. The equipment is expected to be delivered to the East and West coasts as well the St. Lawrence River by early 2023.
In the event of an oil spill, these booms act as a temporary floating barrier that contains the spill. The Canadian Coast Guard uses booms to prevent pollution from spreading from the source of the spill and to help recover the spilled pollutants.
The $1.5-billion Oceans Protection Plan is the largest investment ever made to protect Canada’s coasts and waterways. This national plan is creating a marine safety system that provides economic opportunities for Canadians today, while protecting our coastlines and clean water for generations to come. This work is being done in close collaboration with Indigenous Peoples, local stakeholders and coastal communities.
“As Minister, high priorities for me are protecting our marine environment and regenerating the lifeforms and biodiversity it sustains. In order to do that, we’ll continue to ensure that the Canadian Coast Guard is fully equipped and ready to respond to environmental spills as quickly and effectively as possible.”
The Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard
“I am inspired by the work that the Canadian Coast Guard does to protect Canadian waters and our ecosystems. This contract will help ensure that CCG members have the equipment they need to respond efficiently when spills occur, while supporting jobs and economic growth in Quebec.”
The Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister of Public Services and Procurement
“Canada’s marine safety system is world-leading—built on more than 100 regulations, 30 laws, and international agreements—and has resulted in a steep decline in marine pollution incidents since the 1970s. We know this system must continue to evolve to be as effective at protecting the environment as Canadians expect. That’s why, through the Oceans Protection Plan, we have launched initiatives that will not only strengthen our responses to pollution incidents from ships, but also focus on the prevention of spills.”
The Honourable Omar Alghabra, Minister of Transport
Since the Oceans Protection Plan started in November 2016, over 50 initiatives have been announced in the areas of marine safety, research and ecosystem protection that span coast-to-coast-to-coast.
Offshore Boom can be rapidly deployed and recovered by the Canadian Coast Guard in the event of an oil spill to contain or redirect spilled oil in sheltered and unsheltered waters. The boom can be anchored in place for prolonged periods of time, including in the presence of ice.
The equipment is expected to be delivered to Saanicton (B.C.), Victoria (B.C.), Prince Rupert (B.C.), Quebec City (QC), Canso (N.S.), and St. John's (N.L.) by March 31st, 2023.
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Virtual National Marine Procurement Outlook see more
Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC), with the support of the Department of National Defence (DND), Department of Fisheries and Ocean (DFO) and Canadian Coast Guard (CCG), Transport Canada (TC), Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), as well as Innovation Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED), presented a virtual National Marine Procurement Outlook on January 7, 2021 at 12:30-15:30 EST via Zoom.
Government of Canada awards contract for reconfiguration work on Canadian Coast Guard Ship Sir Wilfred GrenfellAwarded $17.3 million contract see more
Following an open and competitive process, Public Services and Procurement Canada, on behalf of the CCG, has awarded a $17.3-million contract to Allied Shipbuilders Limited, in North Vancouver, British Columbia, for vessel life extension (VLE) work on the Canadian Coast Guard Ship (CCGS) Sir Wilfred Grenfell.