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Coast Guard Base Construction Contract Awarded

Seamus O’Regan, Member of Parliament for St. John’s South – Mount Pearl on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard announced today that a contract, valued at $18.2 million, has been awarded to J.W. Lindsay Enterprises Limited for the construction of a new regional headquarters building in St. John’s for the Canadian Coast Guard. The project will create new jobs during its construction phase and, once completed, the new ...

Group’s Spirits Raised on Shipwreck Issue

Coast Guard Recommends Manolis L Oil Removal Following Technical Assessment The shipwrecked tanker Manolis L has given up its innermost secrets after lying on the sea bottom in Notre Dame Bay, Newfoundland, for 36 years. Armed with knowledge of how much oil remains in the wreck’s cargo tanks following a detailed technical assessment, the Canadian Coast Guard is recommending to the federal government that potential environment-damaging oil be removed from the wreck as soon as the operation ...

Contract Awarded for St. John’s Harbour Dredging

The federal government announced today that a $4-million contract has been awarded for harbourside improvements at the Canadian Coast Guard Atlantic Headquarters in St. John’s. Bottom sediments near the dock will be removed providing greater water depth. This will allow for the Coast Guard’s larger vessels to dock at the wharf adjacent to the headquarters building instead of being restricted to the North side of St. John’s Harbour. Approximately one metre of dredging will be done in 90 ...

Coast Guard Closes Seasonal SAR Stations for Winter

The Canadian Coast Guard Atlantic Region will close its seasonal search and rescue stations in Lark Harbour and Port aux Choix on December 7, 2016. The vessels from the seasonal search and rescue stations cannot operate in the ice-covered waters of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The seasonal stations will resume operations in April, 2017. The Canadian Coast Guard’s stations are strategically located to provide assistance as quickly as possible in order to minimize loss of life, injury, and ...

Minister Announces Canada’s Oceans Protection Plan in Eastern Canada

Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard has announced the details of a $1.5-billion national Oceans Protection Plan. The Plan improves marine safety and responsible shipping, protects Canada's marine environment, and creates stronger partnerships with Indigenous and coastal communities. The plan meets or exceeds international standards and is supported by commitments to Indigenous co-management, environmental protections, and science-based standards....

Public Consultations on Recreational Groundfish (Cod) Fishery

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard is seeking public input on the implementation of a new licensing and tags regime for the 2017 recreational groundfish (cod) fishery. The consultation runs from November 1-30, 2016 inclusive. A series of meetings will be held throughout the province to allow the public an opportunity to comment on proposed regulatory changes and associated management measures. See full list below. Feedback can also be submitted online ...

Slick Methods Used to Assess Manolis L Oil Tanks

Coast Guard Awaiting Report on Best Options to Deal With Worrisome Shipwreck The North Atlantic is littered with shipwrecks from the many vessels sunk during times of war to the countless others claimed by raging storms, heavy seas and groundings, ice damage, and mechanical failure and fire. What’s different about the old rusting shipwreck MV Manolis L, however, is the huge amount of oil still in its cargo tanks as it lies in 200 feet of water on the seabed in Newfoundland’s Notre Dame ...

UPDATED: Search for Missing Fishermen Changed to a Recovery Mission

Coast Guard officials have said the search for two missing fishermen has being handed off to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and has changed from a search and rescue effort to a recovery. The RCMP said on Thursday that with the Coast Guard ceasing its search efforts at sea, they will now look to conduct a coordinated search from land. Previous story: Coast Guard personnel are continuing to search the Freshwater Bay area, outside St. John’s Harbour, for two missing fisher...

On the Waterfront — September 2016

OCT Transfers Port Union Plant to Town The shuttered Ocean Choice International (OCI) fish plant in Port Union, Newfoundland has been handed over to the Municipality of Trinity Bay North. The plant was closed in 2010 after being severely damaged by Hurricane Igor. At peak capacity, the plant employed more than 170 workers. OCI said after six years without finding a way to reopen the plant, the company decided to transfer the plant over to the municipality at no cost. The company added ...

Contract Awarded for Survey of the Manolis L

An assessment to be conducted this summer of the MV Manolis L, a shipwreck in Notre Dame Bay off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador, will inform the development of Canadian Coast Guard plans for the recovery of the vessel’s cargo of an estimated 462 tons of fuel, 60 tons of diesel and removal of the vessel. The contract valued at $5 million awarded to Resolve Salvage of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, was announced today by the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and ...