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Coast Guard renew icebreaking partnership: Rear Admiral Joanna Nunan, Commander, United States Coast Guard Ninth District joined Julie Gascon, Assistant Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard’s Central and Arctic Region January 18, to sign an updated Memorandum of Understanding between their agencies concerning Coast Guard icebreaking services in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway maritime transportation system.

The renewed United States/Canadian Coast Guard MOU strengthens the mutual commitment for ensuring vital icebreaking operations in the Great Lakes region including the main connecting navigable waterways, Georgian Bay and the St. Lawrence River from Tibbetts Point, New York, to as far east as Cornwall, Ontario.

“With our partners at the United States Coast Guard we are truly one team supporting the safe, economical and efficient movement of ships in the heart of North America,” said Gascon. “Our updated Memorandum of Understanding allows us to better share information, equipment and personnel between countries. By working together we ensure scheduled vessel traffic can move through the shipping channels and into and out of community harbours.” Read more

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Coast Guard renew icebreaking partnership: Rear Admiral Joanna Nunan, Commander, United States Coast Guard Ninth District joined Julie Gascon, Assistant Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard’s Central and Arctic Region January 18, to sign an updated Memorandum of Understanding between their agencies concerning Coast Guard icebreaking services in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway maritime transportation system.

The renewed United States/Canadian Coast Guard MOU strengthens the mutual commitment for ensuring vital icebreaking operations in the Great Lakes region including the main connecting navigable waterways, Georgian Bay and the St. Lawrence River from Tibbetts Point, New York, to as far east as Cornwall, Ontario.

Coast Guard renew icebreaking partnership: Rear Admiral Joanna Nunan, Commander, United States Coast Guard Ninth District joined Julie Gascon, Assistant Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard’s Central and Arctic Region January 18, to sign an updated Memorandum of Understanding between their agencies concerning Coast Guard icebreaking services in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway maritime transportation system.

The renewed United States/Canadian Coast Guard MOU strengthens the mutual commitment for ensuring vital icebreaking operations in the Great Lakes region including the main connecting navigable waterways, Georgian Bay and the St. Lawrence River from Tibbetts Point, New York, to as far east as Cornwall, Ontario.