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An ever-changing world is transforming the way the Canadian Coast Guard provides its services. Exciting projects are now underway to keep the organization effective in the future.
The federal government has injected over $1 billion into the Canadian Coast Guard for the procurement of 15 large vessels including mid-shore patrol vessels and offshore fishery science vessels. The Canadian built CCGS John G. Diefenbaker, the vessel set to succeed the CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent as the fleet’s flagship, is slated to be constructed by late 2017. For more information on vessel procurement, click here.
With Canada’s north becoming an increasingly important region, the Canadian Coast Guard is increasing its profile through a wide array of strategies and exercises including its long-term Integrated Arctic Vision with Fisheries and Oceans Canada and its implementation of the Long Range Identification and Tracking (LRIT) System.
Though meeting the needs of the Canadian people, along with those of the international community, will be challenging, the level of service provided by the Canadian Coast Guard over the previous fifty years is an indication that these challenges will be met with professionalism, integrity and skill.