Protecting Atlantic Canada’s Waters
Maritime Safety and the Marine Environment Get a Major Boost from the Oceans Protection Plan
Canada has the longest coastline of any nation in the world.
At more than 243,000 kilometres, that’s almost 50 times the distance between St. John’s and Vancouver. For the people who live and work on this coastline, the Canadian Coast Guard is an important part of the communities they call home. Coast Guard crews operate across Canada in an area of about 2.3 million square nautical miles, and ...
Search and Rescue Lifeboat Station to be Based in Old Perlican
Above photo: Newfoundland M.P., Churence Rogers
The federal government recently confirmed an earlier promise to build a new Canadian Coast Guard Search and Rescue Lifeboat Station at Old Perlican, N.L. to allow for better response to marine emergencies on the east coast of Newfoundland.
The Bay de Verde Peninsula was selected based on identified gaps in the Coast Guard’s maritime search and rescue response capacity as well as an anticipated increase in vessel traffic in the ...