Canadian Coast Guard

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New Icebreakers

Dr. Ann Griffiths, 6 May 2021 Once upon a time (i.e., 2011), the Harper government included the construction of one heavy icebreaker into the work schedule of what was then […]

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Rendering of the Offshore Oceanographic Research Vessel

Coast Guard Ship Costs Balloon!

Ann Griffiths, 21 February 2021 The Royal Canadian Navy is not the only agency to experience cost increases in the ships being built through the National Shipbuilding Strategy. The Coast […]

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Canada’s Big Honking Ship

Trevor Wekel, 30 May 2020. As a proud Canadian, I am saddened by the state of our Canadian Navy and Canadian Coast Guard. Years of neglect have led to difficult […]

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New Attention to Canadian Coast Guard

Among other things, the new government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that it will place emphasis on renewing the Canadian Coast Guard fleet. See the CBC news article here: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/coast-guard-fleet-refresh-top-priority-security-1.3318575

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Titanic Blunder or a Good Compromise?

Michael Byers and Stewart Webb have authored an interesting report published by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and the Rideau Institute entitled “Titanic Blunder: Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ships on Course […]

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Opportunity Lost

David Pugliese is reporting in the Ottawa Citizen, “Head of the Royal Canadian Navy says he has enough ships,” that Admiral Maddison said “he is happy with the number of ships […]

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Many different models to choose from

The question posed in the second post in this thread by ‘R.M.’ is crucial: “Is our current multi-departmental model for domestic maritime safety/defence/enforcement the one that will meet our future […]

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Finding a “Parent” Design

During my 50+ years in ship design and construction in both Canada and the United States, it was the policy of a new ship design team, when given the operational […]

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AORs are essential and urgently required

The unexpected press release announcing the termination of procurement processes for two new types of ships for the Canadian Coast Guard and navy was no doubt a heavy blow. And […]

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The merits of merging the coast guard and the navy

The announcement of the new arctic patrol vessels brings with it the inevitable discussion on whether the Canadian navy or the Canadian Coast Guard should be Canada’s sovereign marine presence […]

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CCG-CF joint training: Been there, done that

For the interest of your readers, the CF and Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) have conducted joint training in the recent past. Specifically, 32 Canadian Brigade Group (32 CBG), the Militia […]

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Should the navy return to the arctic?

Canada’s navy is on the cusp of yet another transformational moment. The government’s plan to build a modest fleet of arctic patrol vessels is clearly an invitation to the navy […]

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The Canadian Naval Task Group (II)

Everything that Peter Haydon says in his article on the “Canadian Naval Task Group” is accurate. The task group has been fundamental to our past success and it will likely […]

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Arctic Patrol Vessels

The Government’s decision to build six new Arctic Patrol vessels is a wonderful step forward. But what is being missed in the arguments as to whether the Navy or the […]

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