Coast Guard

Is the Canadian Coast Guard underfunded?

There is an urgent need to fund the Canadian Coast Guard adequately so that it has the necessary resources to provide essential services in the Canadian Arctic at a time when the maritime activity is on the increase. So says Col(ret) Pierre Leblanc in an opinion piece in The Maritime Executive. [node:read-more:link]

Coast guard struggling to help with rescues

Reduced SAR coverage, ferry-service disruptions, cancelled resupply runs and nearly $2 million in lost navigational buoys. Those are among the real safety, social and commercial impacts that communities across the country are feeling as the Canadian Coast Guard's fleet gets older,The Canadian Press reports. [node:read-more:link]

Canadian fisheries officers do South Pacific patrols

As part of a collaboration with small island developing states, four Canadian fishery officers were a part of patrols around Fiji and the island nations of Kiribati, Tokelau, Vanuatu, and Tuvalu for two weeks in January, working on a U.S. Coast Guard vessel out of Honolulu and an RCAF Aurora maritime patrol aircraft in Nadi, Fiji. [node:read-more:link]

Ecstasy Canada Inc?

Recent drug seizures from Canada indicate drug export remains a thriving trade. Acting RCMP Director General in charge of Drugs and Organized Crime discusses the situation with FrontLine's Executive Editor, Clive Addy. [node:read-more:link]


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