Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

July 28, 2011 14:30 ET

Canadian Coast Guard Ship CCGS Pierre Radisson Heads to Arctic Again

QUÉBEC CITY, QUÉBEC--(Marketwire - July 28, 2011) - Tomorrow the Canadian Coast Guard Ship CCGS Pierre Radisson is setting off again for the Arctic, where it will be called on to work on navigational aids, resupply northern communities, assist other ships and carry out scientific activities.

"The expertise of the Canadian Coast Guard helps ensure the marine security of coasts in the Arctic and across Canada," said the Honourable Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans. "Our government is proud to support the crew members of the CCGS Pierre Radisson in fulfilling their mandate to perform search and rescue, carry out icebreaking operations and assist commercial navigation."

CCGS Pierre Radisson is returning to the Arctic following a major refit that was completed in spring 2011. This work included the replacement of its six propulsion engines, three main generators and one bow thruster.

The activities of the CCGS Pierre Radisson will take it to the Hudson Strait and Hudson Bay, as well as to Frobisher Bay. It is scheduled to return to Quebec City in October 2011.

For more information about the CCGS Pierre Radisson and the refit, please visit the following Websites: http://www.marinfo.gc.ca/en/flotte/pierreradisson.asp, http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/media/npress-communique/2011/qr-rq03-eng.htm, http://www.qc.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/infoceans/201102/article6-eng.asp.

Follow us on Twitter! http://twitter.com/DFO_CCG_Quebec

Contact Information