QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Oct. 12, 2012) -
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The Honourable Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, is pleased to welcome back the 45 crew members of Canadian Coast Guard Ship Des Groseilliers. The ship is returning from nearly four months in the Arctic.
"I would like to commend the CCGS Des Groseilliers crew on their dedication to the success of the Students on Ice mission, escorting the some 75 participating students to their ship under extremely severe ice conditions on Frobisher Bay," said Minister Ashfield. "This is yet another example of the Canadian Coast Guard's work and the organization's indispensable presence in the Arctic."
The CCGS Des Groseilliers left its home port in Québec City on July 6, 2012, on a mission that included supplying the northernmost communities with fuel and goods. The ship travelled up as far as Eureka, the second northernmost community in the world after Alert, Nunavut.
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, www.ccg-gcc.gc.ca and www.northernstrategy.gc.ca.
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