Canadian Coast Guard finishes Arctic working season

Canadian Coast Guard vessel CCGS Henry Larsen is seen throughout Environmental Response train Operation Tasiujarjuaq, in Frobisher Bay close to Iqaluit, Nunavut, on September 15, 2022. (CNW Group / Canadian Coast Guard by way of Nunatsiaq Information)

The Canadian Coast Guard and its seven icebreakers have completed their Arctic working season and left the North, the federal group introduced in a information launch Thursday.

The coast guard resupplies communities, carries out search and rescue operations, aids marine navigation and responds to marine surroundings points.

The group additionally operated its inshore rescue boat station in Rankin Inlet from June 29 to Oct. 25.

In August, it introduced it had acquired funding to hold out upgrades to the station together with hiring and coaching native crew members and lengthening the station’s working season by one month beginning subsequent yr. It can additionally get one other rescue vessel in 2023.

The coast guard additionally carried out workouts in search and rescue in addition to environmental response in Cambridge Bay with partnership from the Authorities of Nunavut.

In September, a newly fashioned environmental response crew in Iqaluit carried out Operation Tasiujarjuaq, which practiced the coast guard’s means to answer environmental points when referred to as upon.

Based on the information launch, throughout its 2022 Arctic operations coast guard icebreakers traveled a mixed 40,561 nautical miles, supplied 65 industrial escorts and labored on 31 helicopter-based reconnaissance missions.

Whereas the Arctic working season is over, the coast guard has everlasting workplaces in Iqaluit. Its Arctic operations are scheduled to renew in Could.