Innovators: Search & Rescue

ROB BROWN AWARDED INAUGURAL DR. GUYLENE PROULX OC SCHOLARSHIP

by Barry Snow on May 27, 2015

Robert Brown, research scientist at the Marine Institute’s Offshore Safety and Survival Centre has been honoured with a new scholarship that will support his work to improve vessel evacuation procedures.


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Government of Canada Invests in New Coast Guard Atlantic Region Headquarters

by Barry Snow on May 20, 2015

The Honourable Rob Moore, Regional Minister for Newfoundland and Labrador and Minister of State (ACOA), on behalf of the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, today announced an over $40 million investment by the Government of Canada in the Canadian Coast Guard. A new Atlantic region headquarters will be built at the existing Coast Guard base in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.   Read more.

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PROVINCIAL AEROSPACE AND AIRBUS ANNOUNCE CANADIAN SAR PROGRAM TEAMING AGREEMENT

by wade on October 28, 2014

(St. John's, NL: October 28, 2014)At the Maritime and Arctic Security and Safety conference, Airbus Defence and Space and Provincial Aerospace announced a "teaming agreement" to pursue a lucrative contract to replace  Canada's fixed-wing search and rescue aircraft with Airbus's C295 turboprop aircraft. This agreement follows from a memorandum of understanding signed earlier this year by the two companies.
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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO INVEST IN UPGRADES TO EXISTING CCG FLEET

by wade on April 19, 2013

March 21, 2013: St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador –The Honourable Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, today announced the government’s $360 M investment to extend the life of the Canadian Coast Guard fleet, which will benefit the Canadian shipbuilding industry across the country and build on the government’s priority to support jobs and growth.

As part of the unprecedented investment to the Canadian Coast Guard’s fleet renewal program allocated in Economic Action Plan 2012, the Harper Government will extend the lives of sixteen Read more.

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CORPORAL TEATHER C.V. NEWEST MEMBER OF COAST GUARD FLEET

by wade on February 15, 2013

February 8, 2013, Dartmouth, NS: The Honourable Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Gateway, announced the acceptance of the the third of the Canadian Coast Guard’s new Hero Class vessels, the CCGS Corporal Teather C.V., built by Irving Shipbuilding Inc.
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