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Seasonal Closure of Canadian Coast Guard Rescue Stations
August 29, 2014 - Québec, Quebec
Operations in the Arctic
Icebreakers hard at work in the Arctic
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The icebreaker CCGS Pierre Radisson left its home port of Québec for icebreaking operations starting in Iqaluit. It will then head to the high Arctic, Greenland and lastly the low Arctic. It is expected to return to Québec on October 13, after a 116-day journey.
The icebreaker CCGS Henry Larsen left its home in St. John's, Newfoundland for icebreaking operations in Iqaluit. It will remain in the low Arctic as a multi-tasked vessel for the rest of the summer. It will be the last vessel to leave the Arctic in mid-November, and is expected to return to St. John's on November 18, after a 147-day journey.
The icebreaker CCGS Sir Wilfrid Laurier left Victoria for icebreaking operations and aid to navigation maintenance in the western Arctic. It will then support research aiming to find the wreck from the Sir John Franklin expedition in 1845, in collaboration with Parks Canada and the Canadian Hydrographic Service. The vessel should return to Victoria on October 15, after a 104-day tour.
The icebreaker CCGS Amundsen head to Resolute Bay, then Barrow, Alaska. It will conduct a 97-day scientific expedition on the effects of climate change in the Arctic, then return to Québec on October 12.
The icebreaker CCGS Des Groseilliers left Québec. It is headed to the northernmost part of the Arctic to resupply the Eureka weather station and the Kugaaruk community. It is expected to return to Québec on October 10, after 65 days at sea.
Accompanied by the CCGS Terry Fox which will be opening the way, Canada’s most iconic icebreaker, the CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent sets off this summer on an important mission to map Canada’s continental shelf in the Arctic.
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