Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

March 28, 2007 10:32 ET

Fisheries and Oceans Canada: Notice of Public Interest/Spring Harbour Breakout on the Lower North Shore

QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - March 28, 2007) - The Canadian Coast Guard would like to notify local residents and those using the shores of the Lower North Shore that it intends to begin its spring harbour breakout operations, from Harrington Harbour to Blanc-Sablon, on or about April 4th.

The CCGS Des Groseilliers and Ann Harvey will break ice in Harrington Harbour, Tete-a-la-Baleine, La Tabatiere, Saint-Augustin and Blanc-Sablon.

Owners of any facilities on the ice should move them safely ashore. The Coast Guard strongly recommends that pedestrians, fishers and snowmobilers leave the ice when they notice the icebreakers in the immediate vicinity. The ice may move, and this may create a real danger for anyone in the area of these vessels.

The Des Groseilliers and Ann Harvey have a red hull with a transverse white band and a white funnel bearing a maple leaf.

Contact Information

  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region
    Pascale Fortin
    Communication Advisor