Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

July 11, 2005 10:48 ET

Media Advisory: RCMP-Canadian Coast Guard Begin Joint Marine Security Patrols on Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - July 11, 2005) - The RCMP and the Canadian Coast Guard are taking part in training exercises this week at the Canadian Coast Guard Base in Prescott, Ontario. On Wednesday, July 13th, media are invited to go on-board joint marine security patrol vessels and observe them in action.

Following a briefing on this initiative by Mauril Belanger, Minister for Internal Trade and Associate Minister of National Defence, media will be invited to tour the patrol vessels, speak to CCG and RCMP officials about the new program and take part in a photo opportunity on-board the patrol vessels.

At the end of the week, the CCG and the RCMP will begin joint marine security and law enforcement patrols along the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River. This new partnership creates a major new on-water law enforcement and marine security presence and fast response capacity.

WHAT: Media briefing and photo opportunity to mark the start of
joint CCG and RCMP security patrols

WHERE: Canadian Coast Guard Base
400 King Street West, Prescott, Ontario

WHEN: Wednesday, July 13th at 10:30 a.m.

Contact Information

  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Ottawa
    Phil Jenkins
    Media Relations
    (613) 990-7537
    Media Relations
    (613) 993-2999