Canadian Coast Guard Welcomes New Patrol Vessel

Today the Canadian Coast Guard inaugurated its newest Hero-class mid-shore patrol vessel, CCGS A. LeBlanc into the fleet.

This vessel will be used mainly to enforce fisheries regulations in the St. Lawrence River and Gulf of St. Lawrence.

Since 2009, the Government of Canada has delivered many new vessels to the Canadian Coast Guard, including: nine mid-shore patrol vessels, two hovercrafts, five search and rescue lifeboats, three specialty vessels, three near-shore fisheries research vessels, as well as numerous barges and small craft.

The CCGS A. LeBlanc was built in Halifax, Nova Scotia, by Irving Shipbuilding Inc.

Image: DFO CCG Quebec

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