Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

November 07, 2011 16:00 ET

Media Advisory: Ministers Ashfield and MacKay Commemorate A Fallen Canadian Hero With an Unveiling of the First Coast Guard Hero Class Mid-Shore Patrol Vessel

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 7, 2011) - The Honourable Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, and the Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, will unveil the first of the Canadian Coast Guard's nine new 'Hero' class ships currently under construction at the Halifax Shipyards. Each vessel bears the name of a fallen Canadian hero.

The family of the late Private James Peter Robertson V.C., honouree of the first ship of the class CCGS Private Robertson V.C., will be in attendance.

Date: November 9, 2011
Time: 1:30 p.m. (local time)
Location: Halifax Shipyards
3099 Barrington Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Please note: Media should arrive by 1:15 pm and require a photo I.D. to access the shipyard. Appropriate footwear is recommended.

Contact Information

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

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