Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

August 17, 2011 13:15 ET

Media Advisory: Minister Ashfield and MP Keddy to Meet Team Constructing New Coast Guard Vessel

LUNENBURG, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - Aug. 17, 2011) - The Honourable Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and Gerald Keddy, Member of Parliament for South Shore-St. Margaret's, will tour ABCO Industries Limited in Lunenburg. ABCO was recently awarded a contract of approximately $3 million to build a new vessel for the Canadian Coast Guard.

Media are invited to take part in the tour and both Minister Ashfield and MP Keddy will be available to speak with media regarding the vessel being built when the tour is complete.

Date: August 18, 2011
Time: Tour: 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. (local time)
Media Availability: 9:45 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. (local time)
Location: ABCO Industries Limited
81 Tannery Rd
Lunenburg, N.S.

Contact Information

  • Communications Branch
    Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Maritimes Region
    (902) 426-3550

    Barbara Mottram
    Press Secretary
    Office of the The Honourable Keith Ashfield
    Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    (613) 790-4682
    (613) 992-3474