Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

July 06, 2012 12:50 ET

Canadian Coast Guard Ship CCGS Des Groseilliers Heading to Canada's North Once Again

QUÉBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - July 6, 2012) - The Canadian Coast Guard Ship CCGS Des Groseilliers is once again setting off for Canada's North, where she will resume her search and rescue missions, icebreaking, assistance to commercial shipping and maintenance of aids to navigation and navigable waters, as well as contributing to the advancement of science.

"Our government is proud of the men and women of the Canadian Coast Guard aboard the CCGS Des Groseilliers as they set sail for Canada's north," said the Honourable Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans. "We wish you a safe and successful voyage along the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador towards the world's second most northerly community, Eureka, in Nunavut."

The CCGS Des Groseilliers will resupply the most northern communities-places only accessible by ship-with fuel and merchandise.

The CCGS Des Groseilliers will follow the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador and continue on her missions until she reaches the second most northerly community in the world after Alert in Nunavut. She is scheduled to return to Québec in mid-October 2012.

For more information about the CCGS Des Groseilliers, Canadian Coast Guard missions and Canada's Northern Strategy, visit the following websites: http://www.marinfo.gc.ca/en/anotresujet/flotte.asp, www.ccg-gcc.gc.ca and www.northernstrategy.gc.ca.

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