August 26, 2014 15:42 ET
RIMOUSKI, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Aug. 26, 2014) - Today the Canadian Coast Guard inaugurated its newest near-shore fisheries research vessel, CCGS Leim.
The vessel was named in honour of the late Dr. Alexander Henry Leim, a DFO scientist who dedicated his life to fisheries research.
Since 2009, the Government of Canada has delivered several new vessels to the Canadian Coast Guard, including: 8 mid-shore patrol vessels, 2 hovercrafts, 5 search and rescue lifeboats, 3 specialty vessels, 3 near-shore fisheries research vessels, as well as numerous barges and small craft.
"Our Government has made historic investments to renew the Canadian Coast Guard fleet and this is with great pride that I welcome the arrival of the CCGS Leim to our fleet. This new state-of-the-art vessel will carry out fisheries and oceanographic research missions in the St. Lawrence Estuary and Gulf, and support with search and rescue and environmental response when needed."
The Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans
For more information about the Canadian Coast Guard, visit www.ccg-gcc.gc.ca.
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