When You’re in Peril on the High Seas — What Happens Behind the Scenes?
Above: A Canadian Armed Forces CH-149 Cormorant helicopter conducts the rescue of a four-person crew in a 15-metre sailboat about 240 nautical miles southeast of Halifax on December 18, 2018. Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships Summerside and Glace Bay were sailing home from deployment when the rescue call came in. Photo: © 2018 DND-MDN Canada
Something has gone wrong on your vessel in the North Atlantic.
The seas are rough, the weather is uncompromising. You call for help over Coast ...
Senate Report Calls for Sweeping Changes to Coast Guard
The Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) should be made a separate statutory agency, reporting to the Minister of Transport.
This was one of the major recommendations in a report by the Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans, entitled When Every Minute Counts.
The Committee undertook its study on maritime search and rescue (SAR) because gaps had been identified over the past decade regarding coverage, capacity, prevention and governance.
Canada’s maritime search and rescue workers ...
Scenes from Brunette Island
Brunette Island in the middle of Fortune Bay is a vast and rugged island that has all the characteristics of many rural parts of the province. It has a sheltered cove — Mercer’s Cove — where the only fishing settlement had existed prior to resettlement of the community in the late 1950s, and where lobster fishermen still come each spring and summer to fish. It has high hills, ponds, marshland, wooded areas and a picturesque coastline.
Around Mercer’s Cove there exists the remnants of ...