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Hero Class at Sackville Landing


Mid shore Patrol Vessel CCGS Caporal Kaeble VC is tied up at Sackville landing today. This is a good opertunity to see one of these MSPVs up close. 

Kaeble is normally stationed in Quebec, and like the other inland based vessels has taken on RCMP markings.
She was vessel #2 in class and was accepted by the Feds on Novemebr 10.2010

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CCGS Wifred Grenfell makes a stop


The coast guard search and rescue ship Wifred Grenfell pulled into Halifa late this afternoon. She had been in the shelburne area last week.

This is her first stop in Halifax since at least 2008 – she is normally based in Newfoundland

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CCGS Louis M. Lauzier

CCGS Louis M Lauzier is a medium sized patrol vessel of 37.1 meters which operates up to 120 nautical miles offshore. The main use is for maritime security and fisheries enforcement.

She is tied up at The Coastguard Dock In Dartmouth.

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Delivery At BIO


The Beluga Favourisation Docked at BIO yesterday afternoon in the midst of the Snow storm, and unloaded its deck cargo of 45′ Motor Life Boats for the Coastguard.
She Departed late afternoon today bound for Baie Comeau

UPDATE:
Here are the 3 new LifeBoats on the Dock.

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News Bits

Training exercise off McNabs Island could cause stir
Four to six coast guard vessels of various types and a helicopter will be involved in the search and rescue exercise. They will be simulating a search for a lifeboat and possibly looking for people in the water. The exercise will also involve lifting people out of the water.

Rolls-Royce supply vessel for Canada
Atlantic Towing Limited (Canada) has entered a long term charter with the Canadian oil and gas company EnCana Corporation for the vessel which will be built at the Halifax Shipyard in Nova Scotia. It will operate in the Deep Panuk field off the Canadian east coast.

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Ships of BIO (Bedford institute of Oceanography)


The Bedford Institute of oceanography is home to many coast guard research vessels. Note The Aerials in the Background – those belong to Halifax VTS, up on Shannon Hill.

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CCGS Matthew
CCGS Hudson

CCGS Frederick G. Creed
CCGS Alfred Needler

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