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Flag of the Canadian Coast Guard.
Flag of the Canadian Coast Guard.

The Canadian Coast Guard or CCG (Fr. Garde côtière canadienne or GCC) is the coast guard of Canada. Image File history File links Coastguard_Flag_of_Canada. ... Image File history File links Coastguard_Flag_of_Canada. ... A coast guard is a national organization responsible for various services at sea. ...


It is the civilian federal agency responsible for providing marine search and rescue (SAR) under the auspices of the National Search and Rescue Program, aids to navigation (ATN), marine pollution response and icebreaking. CCG is responsible for patrolling Canada's 202,080[1] km long coastline; the longest of any nation in the world. CCG is headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario and is the responsibility of the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans. Search and Rescue (acronym SAR) is an operation mounted by emergency services, often well-trained volunteers, to find someone believed to be in distress, lost, sick or injured either in a remote or difficult to access area, such as mountains, desert or forest (Wilderness search and rescue), or at sea... CH-113 Labrador helicopter used by the Canadian Forces for search and rescue from 1962-2004, performing an exercise with a Canadian Coast Guard rescue cutter. ... Table of geography, hydrography, and navigation, from the 1728 Cyclopaedia. ... An oil spill is the unintentional release of liquid petroleum hydrocarbon into the environment as a result of human activity. ... US Coast Guard icebreakers near McMurdo Station, February 2002 An icebreaker is a special purpose ship designed to move through ice covered marine environments. ... To help compare different orders of magnitude, this page lists lengths starting at 108 m (100 Mm or 100,000 km). ... ‹ The template below (Unit of length) is being considered for deletion. ... This article is about the capital city of Canada. ... The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), also referred to as Fisheries and Oceans Canada, is the department within the government of Canada with responsibility for the management and safety of Canadas waters. ...

Crest of the Canadian Coast Guard.
Crest of the Canadian Coast Guard.

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History

Formation

Originally a variety of federal departments and even the navy performed the work which CCG does today. Following Confederation in 1867, the federal government placed many of the responsibilities for maintaining aids to navigation (primarily lighthouses at the time), marine safety, and search and rescue under the Marine Service of the Department of Marine and Fisheries, with some responsibility for waterways resting with the Canal Branch of the Department of Railways and Canals. We dont have an article called Canadian-confederation Start this article Search for Canadian-confederation in. ... Cunt BAg Twat Fuk suck my penis ring 0778851865!!!!!!Year 1867 (MDCCCLXVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... The Department of Marine and Fisheries is a former department of the Government of Canada. ... The Department of Railways and Canals is a former department of the Government of Canada. ...


After the Department of Marine and Fisheries was split into separate departments, the Department of Marine continued to take responsibility for the federal government's coastal protection services. During the inter-war period, the Royal Canadian Navy also performed similar duties at a time when the navy was wavering between becoming a civilian organization. A government reorganization in 1936 saw the Department of Marine and its Marine Service, along with several other government departments and agencies, folded into the new Department of Transport. For history after 1968, see Canadian Forces Maritime Command The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) was the navy of Canada from 1911 until 1968 when the three Canadian armed services were unified to form the Canadian Forces. ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Department of Transport, also referred to as Transport Canada, is the department within the government of Canada which is responsible for developing regulations, policies and services of transportation in Canada. ...


Following the Second World War, Canada experienced a major expansion in ocean commerce, culminating with the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway in 1958. The shipping industry was changing throughout eastern Canada and required an expanded federal government role in the Great Lakes and the Atlantic coast, as well as an increased presence in the Arctic and Pacific coasts for sovereignty purposes. The government of Prime Minister John Diefenbaker decided to consolidate the duties of the Marine Service of the Department of Transport and on January 28, 1962 the Canadian Coast Guard was formed as a subsidiary of DOT. One of the more notable inheritances was the icebreaker Labrador, transferred from the Royal Canadian Navy. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... The Saint Lawrence Seaway in its broadest sense (see Great Lakes Waterway) is the system of canals that permits ocean-going vessels to travel from the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes as far as Lake Superior. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Great Lakes from space The Laurentian Great Lakes are a group of five large lakes in North America on or near the Canada-United States border. ... The red line indicates the 10°C isotherm in July, commonly used to define the Arctic region border Satellite image of the Arctic surface The Arctic is the region around the Earths North Pole, opposite the Antarctic region around the South Pole. ... For other meanings of Pacific, see Pacific (disambiguation). ... Regions Political culture Foreign relations Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      The Prime Minister of Canada (French: Premier ministre du Canada), is the Minister of the Crown who is head of the Government of Canada. ... John George Diefenbaker, CH, PC, QC, BA, MA, LL.B, LL.D, DCL, FRSC, FRSA, D.Litt, DSL, (18 September 1895 – 16 August 1979) was the 13th Prime Minister of Canada (1957 – 1963). ... is the 28th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Icebreaker Polarstern Track of research vessel Polarstern while breaking ice in the Southern Ocean An icebreaker is a special purpose ship or boat designed to move and navigate through ice-covered waters. ... Ships badge of the then-HMCS Labrador CCGS Labrador was a Wind-class icebreaker. ... For history after 1968, see Canadian Forces Maritime Command The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) was the navy of Canada from 1911 until 1968 when the three Canadian armed services were unified to form the Canadian Forces. ...


Expansion years

A period of expansion followed the creation of CCG between the 1960s to the 1980s. The outdated ships CCG inherited from the Marine Service were scheduled for replacement, along with dozens of new ships for the expanding role of the organization. Built under a complementary national shipbuilding policy which saw the CCG contracts go to Canadian shipyards, the new ships were delivered throughout this "Golden Age" of the organization. The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


In addition to expanded geographic responsibilities in the Great Lakes, the rise in coastal and ocean shipping ranged from new mining shipments such as Labrador iron ore, to increased cargo handling at the nation's major ports, and Arctic development and sovereignty patrols - all requiring additional ships and aircraft. The federal government also began to develop a series of CCG bases near major ports and shipping routes throughout southern Canada.


The expansion of the CCG fleet required new navigation and engineering officers, as well as crewmembers. To meet the former requirement, in 1965 the Canadian Coast Guard College (CCGC) opened on the former navy base at Point Edward, Nova Scotia on Sydney Harbour, Cape Breton Island (HMCS Point Edward). By the late 1970s the college had outgrown the temporary navy facilities and a new campus was opened in the adjacent community of Westmount in 1981. Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... The Canadian Coast Guard or CCG (Fr. ... Point Edward is a small rural community located on Cape Breton Island, in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... Downtown Sydney, Nova Scotia. ... For other uses, see Cape Breton. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... Westmount (2001 pop. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ...


During the mid-1980s, the long-standing disagreement between the U.S. and Canada over the legal status of the Northwest Passage came to a head after the USCGC Polar Sea transited the passage in what were asserted by Canada to be Canadian waters and by the U.S. to be international waters. During the period of increased nationalism that followed this event, the Conservative administration of Brian Mulroney announced plans to build several enormous icebreakers, the Polar 8 class which would be used primarily for sovereignty patrols. USCGC Polar Sea is a United States Coast Guard Heavy Icebreaker. ... Martin Brian Mulroney (born March 20, 1939), was the eighteenth Prime Minister of Canada from September 17, 1984, to June 25, 1993 and was leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada from 1983 to 1993. ...


However the proposed Polar 8 class was abandoned during the late 1980s as part of general government budget cuts; in their place a program of vessel modernizations was instituted. Additional budget cuts to CCG in the mid-1990s following a change in government saw many of CCG's older vessels built during the 1960s and 1970s retired. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ...


In the 1990s-2000s, CCG modernized part of its SAR fleet after ordering British Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI)-designed ARUN-class high endurance lifeboat cutters for open coastal areas, and the USCG-designed 47-foot Cape-class (CCG designation) medium endurance lifeboat cutters for the Great Lakes and more sheltered coastal areas. The 2000s are the current decade, spanning from 2000 to 2009. ... Swanage lifeboat being winched up its slipway The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is a charity based in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland dedicated to saving lives at sea around the coasts of Great Britain and Ireland. ...


Bureaucratic oversight

From its formation in 1962 until 1995, CCG was the responsibility of the Department of Transport. Both the department and CCG shared complementary responsibilities related to marine safety, whereby DOT had responsibility for implementing transportation policy, regulations and safety inspections, and CCG was operationally responsible for navigation safety and SAR, among others.


Following the 1994 budget, the federal government announced that it was transferring responsibility for CCG from the Department of Transport to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. The reason for placing CCG under DFO was ostensibly to achieve cost savings by amalgamating the two largest civilian vessel fleets within the federal government under a single department. Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ... The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), also referred to as Fisheries and Oceans Canada, is the department within the government of Canada with responsibility for the management and safety of Canadas waters. ...


Arising out of this arrangement, CCG became ultimately responsible for crewing, operating, and maintaining a larger fleet - both the original CCG fleet before 1995 of dedicated SAR vessels, NAVAID tenders, and multi-purpose icebreakers along with DFO's smaller fleet of scientific research and fisheries enforcement vessels, all without any increase in budget - in fact the overall budget for CCG was decreased after absorbing the DFO patrol and scientific vessels. Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ...


Unfortunately there were serious stumbling blocks arising out of this reorganization, namely in the different management practises and differences in organizational culture at DFO, versus DOT. DFO is dedicated to conservation and protection of fish through enforcement whereas CCG's primary raison d'etre is marine safety and SAR. There were valid concerns raised within CCG about reluctance on the part of the marine community to ask for assistance from CCG SAR vessels, since CCG was being viewed as aligned with an enforcement department. In the early 2000s, the federal government began to investigate the possibility of making CCG as a separate agency, thereby not falling under a specific functional department and allowing more operational independence. The 2000s are the current decade, spanning from 2000 to 2009. ...


In one of several reorganization moves of the federal ministries following the swearing-in of prime minister Paul Martin's administration on December 12, 2003, several policy/regulatory responsibilities were transferred from CCG to the Department of Transport to provide Canadians with a single point of contact for issues related to marine safety and security, although CCG would maintain operational responsibility for some of these tasks. The list included: Paul Edgar Philippe Martin, PC, MP, BA, LLB, LLD (h. ... is the 346th day of the year (347th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

  • Canada Shipping Act
  • Pleasure craft safety
  • Marine navigation services
  • Pollution prevention and response
  • Navigable waters protection
  • "Receiver of Wreck"

Finally, on April 4, 2005 it was announced by the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans that CCG was being redesignated a "special operating agency" - the largest one in the federal government. Although CCG still falls under the ministerial responsibility of the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, it has more autonomy where it is not as tightly integrated within the department. is the 94th day of the year (95th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Minister of Fisheries and Oceans is the person in the Cabinet of Canada responsible for supervising the fishing industry and administrating all navigable waterways in the country. ...


An example being that now all CCG bases, aids to navigation, vessels, aircraft, and personnel are wholly the responsibility of the Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard. The Commissioner is in-turn, supported by the CCG headquarters which develop a budget for the organization. The arrangement is not unlike the relationship of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police toward that organization's parent department, the Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), also known as the Mounties or Gendarmerie Royale du Canada (GRC) in French, is both the federal and national police force of Canada. ... The Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness is the department of the government of Canada with responsibility for protecting Canadians and helping to maintain a peaceful and safe society. ...


The special operating agency reorganization is different from the past under both DOT and DFO where regional director generals for these departments were responsible for CCG operations within their respective regions. Now all operations of CCG will be directed by the commissioner and CCG in the regions. This management and financial flexibility is being enhanced by an increased budget for CCG to acquire new vessels and other assets to assist in its growing role of helping to ensure maritime security, although CCG will not be usurping the traditional role of the Canadian Navy. HMCS Bastion, flagship of the Canadian Navy. ...


CCG will still provide the vessel and crew support for DFO's fisheries science, conservation, and protection requirements. Unfortunately the changes in making CCG a special operating agency under DFO do not address some of the key concerns raised by an all-party Parliamentary committee investigating low morale among CCG employees since the transfer from DOT to DFO and budget cuts since 1995. The committee had recommended that CCG become a separate agency under DOT and that its role be changed to a paramilitary organization involved in maritime security by arming its vessels with deck guns, similar to the United States Coast Guard and that employees be given peace officer status for enforcing federal laws on the oceans and Great Lakes. Regions Political culture Foreign relations Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      The Senate Chamber of Parliament Hill in Ottawa. ... USCG HH-65 Dolphin USCG HH-60J JayHawk The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is a branch of the United States armed forces and is involved in maritime law enforcement, mariner assistance, search and rescue, and national defense. ... In the broad sense a peace officer is any public sector person charged to uphold the peace. ... The Great Lakes from space The Laurentian Great Lakes are a group of five large lakes in North America on or near the Canada-United States border. ...


Non-military

Unlike the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), CCG is a civilian organisation. None of CCG's personnel is a peace officer. Enforcing and protecting Canada's maritime sovereignty is a military task and the complete responsibility of Canada's navy, Canadian Forces Maritime Command. USCG HH-65 Dolphin USCG HH-60J JayHawk The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is a branch of the United States armed forces and is involved in maritime law enforcement, mariner assistance, search and rescue, and national defense. ... HMCS Bastion, flagship of the Canadian Navy. ...


The enforcement of laws in Canada's territorial sea is the responsibility of Canada's federal police force, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) as all ocean waters in Canada are considered federal jurisdiction. Saltwater fisheries enforcement is a specific responsibility of DFO's Fishery Officers. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), also known as the Mounties or Gendarmerie Royale du Canada (GRC) in French, is both the federal and national police force of Canada. ...


Note that the Great Lakes are not coastal waters and are therefore not part of the territorial sea - thus certain laws on the Canadian side of the US-Canada border in the Great Lakes may be enforced by the Ontario Provincial Police or municipal police forces, although enforcing any federal laws in these waters are still the ultimate responsibility of the RCMP. The Great Lakes from space The Great Lakes are a group of five large lakes on or near the United States-Canadian border. ... Canada and the United States of America share the longest common border among any two countries that is not militarized or actively patrolled. ... The Ontario Provincial Police (O.P.P.) is the provincial police force for the province of Ontario, Canada. ...


Command structure

CCG's command structure is also reflective of its non-military role. The head of CCG is called the "Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard"; the term "commissioner" is also used as the title for the senior commanding officer of the RCMP. The CCG bureaucracy supports several functional departments which are outlined as follows:

  • Fleet Directorate
  • Maritime Services Directorate
  • Integrated Technical Services Directorate
  • Major Crown Projects Directorate

CCG as a whole is divided into five regions:[2]

  • Newfoundland and Labrador Region
  • Maritimes Region
  • Quebec Region
  • Central and Arctic Region
  • Pacific Region

Bases

CCGS John P. Tully
CCGS Frederick G. Creed
CCGS Alfred Needler
CCGS Alfred Needler
CCGS Sir Wilfrid Laurier
CCGS Parizeau
CCGS Hudson
CCGS Tracy
CCGS Tracy
CCGS Des Groseillers
CCGS Des Groseillers
A CCG cutter exercising with a Canadian Forces CH-149 Cormorant.
CCGC Cape Sutil at CCG Station Port Hardy
CCGC Cape Sutil at CCG Station Port Hardy

CCG maintains a number of major bases and operating locations/stations on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts, as well as in the St. Lawrence River, Great Lakes and major navigable inland waterways such as Lake of the Woods, Lake Winnipeg, and Great Slave Lake/Mackenzie River. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links CCGV_Hudson03. ... Image File history File links CCGV_Hudson03. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2592 × 1944 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2592 × 1944 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2592 × 1944 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2592 × 1944 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1536x1002, 655 KB) Summary Canadian CH-149 Cormorant and Canadian Coast Guard ship Licensing Photo taken by uploader File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1536x1002, 655 KB) Summary Canadian CH-149 Cormorant and Canadian Coast Guard ship Licensing Photo taken by uploader File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Canadian Forces (French: Forces canadiennes), abbreviated as CF (French: FC), are the unified armed forces of Canada. ... The AgustaWestland EH101 is a medium-lift helicopter originally developed as a joint venture between Westland Helicopters in the UK and Agusta in Italy for military applications but also marketed for civil use. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 677 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (908 × 804 pixel, file size: 633 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 677 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (908 × 804 pixel, file size: 633 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Location of Port Hardy, British Columbia Port Hardy is a small community in British Columbia, Canada located on the north-eastern coast of Vancouver Island. ... Lake of the Woods from space, May 1998 Lake of the Woods. ... Winnipeg Beach, Manitoba, on Lake Winnipeg Lake Winnipeg (52°30′N 97°47′W) is a very large (24,400 km²) lake in central North America, in the province of Manitoba, Canada, about 55 km north of the city of Winnipeg. ... Mackenzie River drainage basin showing Great Slave Lakes position in the Western Canadian Arctic Great Slave Lake (French: Grand lac des Esclaves) is the second-largest lake in the Northwest Territories of Canada (behind Great Bear Lake), the deepest lake in North America at 614 meters (2015 ft), and... Approximate extent of the Mackenzie River watershed The Mackenzie River (French: Fleuve Mackenzie) originates in Great Slave Lake, in the Northwest Territories, and flows north into the Arctic Ocean. ...


Currently, there are no vessels permanently based in the eastern Arctic, although CCG vessels and aircraft frequently operate there, staging out of bases on the Atlantic coast and supported by a base in Iqaluit, Nunavut. Governing Body Iqaluit Municipal Council Location Land area 52. ...

  • Quebec Region
    • CCG Base Québec, Quebec City
    • CCG Base Sorel, Sorel
    • CCG Station Tadoussac, Tadoussac
    • CCG Station Havre-Saint-Pierre, Havre-Saint-Pierre
    • CCG Station Rivière-au-Renard, Rivière-au-Renard
    • CCG Station Cap-aux-Meules, Cap-aux-Meules
    • CCG Hoverport Trois-Rivieres, Trois-Rivières

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Governing Body Iqaluit Municipal Council Location Land area 52. ... Hay River on Great Slave Lake Hay River connection to the Arctic Ocean Hay River is a community on the south shore of Great Slave Lake, in the Northwest Territories, Canada. ... Location of Selkirk, Manitoba Selkirk is a city in the western Canadian province of Manitoba, located about 22 km northeast of the provincial capital Winnipeg on the Red River, near ( ) . As of the 2001 census, Selkirk had a population of 9,752. ... Country Canada Province Ontario County Essex Government  - Mayor Wayne Hurst  - Governing body Amherstburg Town Council  - Member of Parliament Jeff Watson (CONS)  - Member of Provincial Parliament Bruce Crozier (LIB) Area  - Town 185. ... Kenora re-directs here. ... Cobourg (2001 population 17,172) is a town some 75 km east of Toronto. ... Motto: Stand By Coordinates: , Country Canada Province Ontario Region Halton Regional Municipality Established 1874 Government  - Mayor Cam Jackson  - Governing Body Burlington City Council  - MPs Mike Wallace (CPC), Garth Turner (Liberal)  - MPPs Joyce Savoline (PC), Ted Chudleigh (PC) Area  - City 187 km²  (72 sq mi) Population (2006)  - City 164,415 (Ranked... Port Dover is a community in Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada, located on the north shore of Long Point Bay, south of Simcoe, Ontario on Highway 6. ... Tobermory is a small town lying at the north tip of the Bruce Peninsula in Ontario, Canada. ... Meaford (2001 pop. ... Location of Victoria within the Capital Regional District in British Columbia, Canada Country Canada Province British Columbia Regional District Capital Incorporated 1862[1] Government  - Mayor Alan Lowe (past mayors)  - Governing body Victoria City Council  - MP Denise Savoie  - MLAs Carole James, Rob Fleming Area [2]  - City 19. ... 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Vessels: ships and small boats

The Fleet Directorate is responsible for all ships and their manning requirements. Most vessels have between 5-30+ crewmembers. CCG as a whole numbers approximately 2,000 personnel.


All CCG vessels are painted uniformly regardless of their use. They are characterized by a red hull and white superstructure, designed to look like a "floating Canadian flag". The hull bears a 60-degree white stripe, similar to the markings on USCG vessels. Ship nameplates are typically affixed to the superstructure and vessels are typically named for persons or places of historic (or geographic) significance.


From the 1960s-1990s, CCG did experiment with painting primary SAR vessels in a colour scheme with a yellow superstructure and red hull, meant to distinguish them from navaid tenders and icebreakers, and also to improve their visibility on the open ocean with a breaking waves environment. Today the only distinguishing markings for primary SAR vessels is the large RESCUE-SAUVETAGE lettering on the superstructure. Following the move from DOT to DFO in the 1990s, the "Fisheries and Oceans Canada" departmental logo was sometimes affixed to CCG ships in place of the Coast Guard/Guard Cotiere lettering. This has since been reverted to official coast guard symbols and lettering. The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ...


The prefix "Canadian Coast Guard Ship", abbreviated CCGS, is affixed to any major vessel. Several minor vessels such as patrol boats and life boats carry the prefix "Canadian Coast Guard Cutter", abbreviated CCGC.


The list of various classes of CCG vessels includes:


Heavy Gulf Icebreaker

Large ship ice escort in severe Gulf of St. Lawrence and Atlantic ice and weather conditions. Capable of extended season operations through areas of Arctic ice zone 6

Medium Gulf/River Icebreaker CCGS is a Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker. ... Heavy Icebreaker CCGS Terry Fox CCGS Terry Fox The Terry Fox was built in 1983 at the Victoria Yard of the Burrard Yarrrows Corporation located in British Columbia, Canada. ...

Large ship escort operations Gulf of St. Lawrence and St. Lawrence River as well as operations in Arctic area during summer season

Light Icebreaker - Major Navaids Tender The Canadian Coast Guard Ship Des Groseilliers is an icebreaker in the Canadian Coast Guard. ... Categories: Icebreakers | Stub ... CCGS Amundsen is a Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker and Arctic research ship. ...

Medium and small ship escort in moderate ice conditions in Gulf of St. Lawrence and St. Lawrence River, with buoy handling and medium cargo capacity

Light Icebreaker - Medium Navaids Tender The CCGS Sir Wilfrid Laurier is a light icebreaker and Major Navaids Tender of the Canadian Coast Guard. ... The Canadian Coast Guard Ship Sir William Alexander is an icebreaker. ...

Medium and small ship escort in moderate ice conditions in southern waters including harbour breakout, with buoy handing and moderate cargo capacity

Ice Strengthened Medium Navaids Tender The CCGS Samuel Risley is a Canadian Coast Guard vessel; a light icebreaker buoy tender and aid to navigation. ...

Medium and small ship escort in restricted and shallow water including harbour breakout, with buoy handling and medium cargo capacity

Offshore Ice Strengthened Multi Patrol Vessel CCGS Bartlett is a Canadian Coast Guard vessel based in Victoria, British Columbia. ...

High endurance all weather, full patrol capability up to 400 nautical miles offshore

Offshore Multi Task Patrol Vessel The CCGS Cygnus is a high endurance all weather, offshore ice strengthened multi patrol vessel of the Canadian Coast Guard. ... The CCGS is a high endurance all weather, offshore ice strengthened multi patrol vessel of the Canadian Coast Guard. ... CCGS Sir Wilfred Grenfell is a Canadian Coast Guard vessel based in St. ...

High endurance all weather, full patrol capability up to 400 nautical miles offshore

Offshore Research & Survey Categories: Stub ...

Major research and hydrographic surveys in most offshore weather conditions with limited capability in ice infested waters

Offshore Fisheries Research The CCGS is a vessel in the Canadian Coast Guard. ... Canadian Coast Guard Ship Hudson The Canadian Coast Guard Ship Hudson is an Offshore Research & Survey vessel in the Canadian Coast Guard. ... CCGV Parizeau -- while in United States Geological Survey livery. ...

Medium research capability in inshore protected waters
  • CCGS Alfred Needler
  • CCGS Teleost
  • CCGS W.E. Ricker
  • CCGS Wilfred Templeman

Inshore Research & Survey The Canadian Coast Guard Ship Alfred Needler is a 50 meter inshore fishery research vessel. ...

Major research and hydrographic surveys in inshore and protected waters
  • CCGC Revisor

Coastal Research & Survey The Canadian Coast Guard Cutter Revisor is a Canadian Coast Guard inshore fisheries research and survey vessel. ...

Major research and hydrographic surveys in coastal and protected waters
  • CCGS Limnos
  • CCGS Louis M. Lauzier
  • CCGS Matthew
  • CCGS R.B. Young
  • CCGS Vector

Small Navaids Tender This article is considered orphaned, since there are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...

Buoy handling and checking in restricted and shallow waters
  • CCGS Namao
  • CCGS Caribou Isle
  • CCGS Cove Isle
  • CCGS Gull Isle
  • CCGS Île des Barques
  • CCGS Île Saint Ours
  • CCGS Partridge Island
  • CCGS Tsekoa II
  • CCGS Traverse

Special River Navaids Tender

Shallow draft, high endurance buoy vessel for Mackenzie River System
  • CCGS Dumit
  • CCGS Eckaloo
  • CCGS Nahidik
  • CCGS Tembah

Inshore Fisheries Research

Medium research capability in inshore protected waters
  • CCGS Calanus II
  • CCGS J.L. Hart
  • CCGS Navicula
  • CCGS Opilio
  • CCGS Pandalus III
  • CCGS Shamook
  • CCGS Hark

Intermediate Multi Task (Patrol) Cutter

Medium endurance in moderate weather conditions, in coastal and protected waters
  • CCGS Arrow Post
  • CCGS E.P. Le Québécois
  • CCGS Gordon Reid
  • CCGS Louisbourg
  • CCGS Tanu

Small Multi Task Ice Strengthened Cutter

Medium endurance in moderate weather conditions, in coastal and protected ice infested waters
  • CCGS Harp

Small Multi Task Cutter

Medium range with moderate speed, capable of operating in all weather conditions in semi sheltered areas - station mode
  • CCGC Advent
  • CCGC Atlin Post
  • CCGC Cape Hurd
  • CCGC Comox Post
  • CCGC Cumella
  • CCGC Isle Rouge
  • CCGC Kitimat II
  • CCGC Point Henry
  • CCGC Point Race
  • CCGC Sooke Post

Multi Task Lifeboat

Medium range with moderate speed, capable of operating in all weather conditions in semi sheltered areas - station mode
  • CCGC CG 141
  • CCGC Kestrel
  • CCGC Port Hardy
  • CCGC Souris
  • CCGC Tobermory
  • CCGC Westfort
  • CCGC Cap Goélands

Multi Task High Endurance Lifeboat

Long range with moderate to high speed, capable of operating in all weather conditions in partial offshore waters - station mode
  • CCGC Bickerton
  • CCGC Cap aux Meules
  • CCGC Clarks Harbour
  • CCGC Sambro
  • CCGC Spindrift
  • CCGC Spray
  • CCGC Courtney Bay
  • CCGC Westport
  • CCGC W.G. George
  • CCGC W. Jackman

Multi Task Medium Endurance Lifeboat The Canadian Coast Guard Cutter Westport was a class 300 search and rescue vessel based in Thunder Bay. ...

Medium range with moderate to high speed, capable of operating in all weather conditions in semi sheltered waters - station mode
  • CCGC CGR 100
  • CCGC Thunder Cape
  • CCGC Cape Mercy
  • CCGC Cape Lambton
  • CCGC Cape Sutil
  • CCGC Cape Edenshaw
  • CCGC Cape Kuyper
  • CCGC Cape St. James
  • CCGC Cape Farewell
  • CCGC Cape McKay
  • CCGC Cape Ann
  • CCGC Cape Calvert
  • CCGC Cape Caution
  • CCGC Cape Mudge
  • CCGC Cape Cockburn

Inshore Multi Task Patrol Vessel

Medium range with moderate speed, capable of operating in moderate weather conditions in sheltered waters - station mode
  • CCGC 6C-4828
  • CCGC W. Ferguson
  • CCGC A.H. Chevarie
  • CCGC Aquariel
  • CCGC Arcadie
  • CCGC Cape Light
  • CCGC Howe Point
  • CCGC North Bar
  • CCGC Otter Bay
  • CCGC CG 117
  • CCGC CG 118
  • CCGC Tuebor

SWATH Survey & Sounding The Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull (SWATH) is a hull form used for ships that require a high proportion of deck area for their displacement -- in other words, large without being heavy. ...

Limited research and hydrographic surveys in coastal protected waters

Multi Hulled Survey & Sounding CCGS The CCGS is a hydrographic survey vessel operated by the Canadian Coast Guard on behalf of the Canadian Hydrographic Service, a scientific agency of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. ...

Limited research and hydrographic surveys in coastal protected waters
  • CCGC GC-03
  • CCGC F.C.G. Smith

Small Multi Task Utility Craft

Medium range with moderate to high speed in moderate weather conditions, in sheltered waters - station mode
  • CCGC Waubuno
  • CCGC Bittern
  • CCGC CG 119
  • CCGC Mallard
  • CCGC Osprey
  • CCGC Skua
  • CCGC Sora
  • CCGC Sterne

Air Cushion Vehicle (Hovercraft) CCGC Sora was a 12. ...

  • ACV Waban-Aki
  • ACV Sipu Muin
  • ACV Penac
  • ACV Siyay
  • ACV CG-045

Small Inshore Navaids Tender Based in Trois-Rivières Ouest, the Sipu Muin performs much the same tasks as the ACV Waban-Aki. ...

  • CCGS Frank M. Weston

Hydrographic Research Support Barge

  • CCGS Pender

Rigid Hull Inflatable Fast Rescue Craft

Various makes and models of FRCs (RHIBs) equipped with outboard or inboard engine propulsion systems are deployed aboard CCG ships as tenders and as fast response boats for utility and search and rescue (SAR) tasks. RHIBs are also trailered and moored at various permanent lifeboat stations and at seasonal Inshore Rescue Boat (IRB) stations. Makes and models include domestic designs from various manufacturers, although CCG has standardized on SOLAS designs from Zodiac Hurricane such as the Mark IV, Mark V, Mark VI and 733; Zodiac Hurricane having been originally known as C.W. Lucas. Soft bottom (i.e. non-rigid hull) inflatable boats are also used as tenders on small utility boats. For training personnel in the operation of these specialized small craft, the CCG operates a number of RHIOT schools across Canada (Rigid Hull Inflatable Operator Training). The original RHIOT course was developed at Bamfield on the west coast of Vancouver Island in the 1980s.

Aircraft

In addition to various bases located in deep water ports, rescue stations in smaller minor ports, and its fleet of vessels, CCG also operates a small number of helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft. The former are primarily used for icebreaking surveillance in winter and servicing aids to navigation in summer while the latter are used primarily in pollution surveillance patrols. The majority of CCG aircraft are stationed at municipal airports located near major CCG bases and are primarily located in eastern Canada, given the absence of icebreaking spotter requirements for the west coast. The main base for aircraft maintenance is located at Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport(YOW), with several other maintenance bases located in St. John's NFLD, Halifax (Shearwater) NS, Charlottetown PEI, Quebec City QC, Parry Sound ON, Victoria BC and Prince Rupert BC. Maintenance for CCG aircraft is provided in part by both CCG and Transport Canada personel. Macdonald-Cartier International Airport is an airport in Ottawa, Ontario. ... Transport Canada is the department within the government of Canada which is responsible for developing regulations, policies and services of transportation in Canada. ...


As with any government vessels being called upon to assist the Canadian Navy, government civilian aircraft such as CCG aircraft may be called upon at any time to assist the Canadian Air Force as well. HMCS Bastion, flagship of the Canadian Navy. ... CF-18 off the coast Hawaii CH-124 Sea King CH-149 Cormorant CC-115 Buffalo Canadian Forces Air Command (AIRCOM) is the air force element of the Canadian Forces. ...

Aircraft Origin Type Versions In service Notes
Eurocopter BO 105 Flag of Germany Germany helicopter 16
Bell 407 Flag of the United States United States helicopter 2
Bell 212 Flag of the United States United States helicopter 4
Bell 206 Flag of the United States United States helicopter 6
Sikorsky S-61N Flag of the United States United States helicopter 1
De Havilland Dash 8 Flag of Canada Canada surveillance plane 2
Beech Super King Air 200 Flag of the United States United States aircraft  ?
De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter Flag of Canada Canada surveillance plane 1
De Havilland Dash 7 Flag of Canada Canada surveillance plane 1

Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary

The Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary (CCGA), formerly the Canadian Marine Rescue Auxiliary (CMRA), is a nonprofit organization of volunteer recreational boaters and commercial fishermen who assist CCG with search and rescue as well as boating safety education. CCGA members who assist in SAR operations have their vessel insurance covered by CCG, as well as any fuel and operating costs associated with a particular tasking. The Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary (CCGA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to Search and Rescue (SAR) and safe boating activities. ...


The CCGA permits CCG to provide marine SAR coverage in many isolated areas of Canada's coastlines without having to maintain an active base and/or vessels in those areas.


External links

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References

  1. ^ The Atlas of Canada - Coastline and Shoreline
  2. ^ Canadian Coast Guard - Regions

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