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Canadian Coast Guard names light icebreaker

October 3, 2022 | By Monica Ferguson

The Canadian Coast Guard purchased a light icebreaker that will supplement its operations in the Great Lakes, St. Lawrence, and Atlantic regions.

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Government House Leader and Member of Parliament for Kingston and the Islands, Mark Gerretsen, announced that the Canadian Coast Guard’s newest light icebreaker has been named the CCGS Judy LaMarsh.

“I’m very pleased to see that the Canadian Coast Guard will be honouring the Honourable Judy LaMarsh’s many accomplishments through its newest light icebreaker,” said Mark Gerretsen, parliamentary secretary to the Government house leader and member of parliament for Kingston and the Islands. “This vessel will help the Canadian Coast Guard continue its excellent work, while ensuring other icebreakers can receive the maintenance updates they need to meet their high standards of performance.”

CCGS Judy LaMarsh, is currently undergoing design and conversion work at the Canadian Coast Guard’s Prescott Base. The vessel will be ready around the 2022-2023 icebreaking season, allowing other vessels to undergo maintenance and life extension work as part of the National Shipbuilding Strategy.



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