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As an operational agency, the Coast Guard relies heavily upon its fleet and shore-side assets to deliver maritime programs and services critical to Canadians.

CCG manages a substantial base of physical and technical assets with a replacement value of well over $11 billion. These assets include a fleet of small, medium, and large vessels and helicopters, land- and water-based assets other than vessels such as navigation aids and communication towers, a fleet of land-based vehicles, cranes and forklifts, program-specific information systems, and assets and facilities used in support of CCG’s training needs at the Coast Guard College in Sydney, Nova Scotia.

Although these assets are critical to the delivery of our programs and services, they are generally old, having a historic cost of a little over $2 billion.  The ages of many of our fleet and shore-based assets now exceed their original design lives. Maintaining and replacing these assets is therefore vital to ensuring that CCG is able to meet current and anticipated future service demands. 

2.1 Updating the Coast Guard’s Long-term Fleet Renewal Plan

Objective:

To renew the CCG fleet of vessels and helicopters over 30 years so that CCG can continue to meet the current and future on-water requirements of the Government of Canada. 

Commitment

Lead

Criteria

Results Achieved/ Status

2010-2011

 

 

 

Continue to develop the Fleet Renewal Plan.

Deputy Commissioner,

Vessel Procurement

(DC, VP)

Green

► The Fleet Renewal Plan continues to be developed. Following the creation of the DC, VP position in May 2010, the lead on this file has been transferred from DG, Fleet to DC, VP.

2.2 Procurement of New and Replacement Vessels

Objective:

To procure new vessels to replace those that are beyond their useful life.

Commitment

In response to…

Lead

Criteria

Results Achieved/ Status

2010-2011

 

 

 

 

Mid-shore Patrol Vessels

 

 

 

 

Begin construction of the first of nine Mid-shore Patrol Vessels.

AG
A-Base

DG, Major Crown Projects (MCP)

Green

► Construction on the MSPV project commenced in the summer of 2010 and was marked by a steel cutting ceremony on September 2, 2010. 

Offshore Fisheries Science Vessels

 

 

 

 

Issue a competitive Request for Proposal (RFP), and award a contract to design three Offshore Fisheries Science Vessels.

AG

A-Base

DG, MCP

Green

► The RFP for design was issued in March 2010 and the contract was awarded on October 1, 2010.

Offshore Oceanographic Science Vessel

 

 

 

 

Issue a competitive Request for Proposal, and award a contract to design an Offshore Oceanographic Science Vessel.

AG

A-Base

DG, MCP

Green

► The RFP for design was issued in April 2010 and the contract was awarded on October 1, 2010.

Polar Icebreaker

 

 

 

 

Develop the Operational Requirements and the Conceptual Design for the new Polar Icebreaker.

AG

A-Base

DC, VP

Green

► The validation of Operational Requirements and Conceptual Design work for the New Polar Icebreaker is ongoing.

Air Cushion Vehicle

 

 

 

 

Award the contract for construction of Air Cushion Vehicle.

AG

A-Base

DG, MCP

Green

► The construction contract is expected to be awarded in December 2010. 

2.3 Economic Action Plan

Objective:

To advance vessel procurement projects and maintenance activities in order to enhance or sustain CCG’s capability to meet current and future on-water needs of the Government of Canada. 

Commitment

Lead

Criteria

Results Achieved/ Status

2010-2011

 

 

 

Approve and accept delivery of the five 47-foot Search and Rescue (SAR) Lifeboats.

DG, MCP

Green

► All vessels are currently on schedule for delivery no later than March 31, 2011.

Award the contract and complete vessel life extension for:

·          CCGS Cape Roger

·          CCGS Tanu

DG, Integrated Technical Services (ITS)

Green

► Project on schedule.  Both contracts are awarded and underway. Completions are scheduled prior to the end of March 2011.

Approve and accept delivery of two 22-metre Near-Shore Fishery Science Vessels and one 25-metre Near-shore Fishery Science Vessel.

DG, ITS

Yellow

► Project is underway but behind schedule. Delivery is now projected for June 2011. A solution for late delivery has been approved by Treasury Board and Dept. of Finance.

Plan and complete $19 million of additional refit activities (representing work on 35 vessels).

DG, ITS

Green

► Project on schedule.  Refits nearing completion and will be completed by March 2011.

Approve and accept delivery of 30 replacement environmental response barges.

DG, ITS

Yellow

► Project schedule delay.  Barges contracts are underway and delivery is scheduled for end of fiscal year. Contract for larger vessels (15 units) is running behind but attempts are currently underway to retrieve schedule.

Purchase and accept the remaining small craft, for a total of 60. 

DG, ITS

Green

► Project on schedule.  Forty-eight (48) vessels delivered remaining 12 will be accepted prior to year end.

2.4 Long-term Planning for Shore-based Infrastructure

Objective:

To ensure the long-term reliability and availability of CCG’s shore-based assets.

Commitment

Lead

Criteria

Results Achieved/ Status

2010-2011

 

 

 

Deliver an Asset Condition Report (high level assessment of the asset base) for Aids to Navigation.

DG, ITS

Green

► Initiative on schedule.   Initial draft of the National Land Site Asset Condition Inspection Program will be reviewed in October.  Initial drafts of supporting guidelines and instructions for the Program have been developed and will be reviewed nationally.

Deliver an Asset Condition Report (high level assessment of the asset base) for Marine Communication and Traffic Services (MCTS).

DG, ITS

Green

► Initiative on schedule. The first draft of the Asset Condition Report for Marine Communication and Traffic Services (MCTS) has been completed for initial review.  Subsequent draft will be sent to Regions for validation. 

Deliver an Asset Class Plan for Aids to Navigation.

DG, ITS

Green

► Initiative on schedule.  The development of the Asset Class Plan for Aids to Navigation is progressing.

Deliver an Asset Class Plan for MCTS.

DG, ITS

Green

► Initiative on schedule. The development of the Asset Class Plan for MCTS is progressing.

2.5 Upgrade Vessel Traffic Information Systems

Objective:

To standardize the use of the Information System on Marine Navigation (INNAV) for all of Canada. This will allow Vessel Traffic Operator Support System (VTOSS) to be decommissioned in 2010-2011, leaving CCG with one national system for vessel traffic management. Coast Guard currently operates two separate systems in Canada for vessel traffic management information system (VTMIS): VTOSS on the West Coast and INNAV for the rest of Canada.

Commitment

Lead

Criteria

Results Achieved/ Status

2010-2011

 

 

 

Complete operational training on the upgraded VTMIS-INNAV on the West Coast.

DG, ITS

DG, Maritime Services (MS)

AC, Pacific

Green

 

 

 

► Training was provided in concert with the VTMIS-INNAV system deployment.  Additional training will be provided upon commissioning of the system.

 

Commission VTMIS-INNAV on the West Coast, decommission VTOSS, and dispose of old equipment.

DG, ITS

DG, MS

AC, Pacific

Green

 

 

 

► The system was deployed however; the commissioning has been postponed to January 2011.  Decommissioning of VTOSS is expected to occur towards the end of fiscal year 2010-2011, following the implementation of VTMIS-INNAV and disposal of old equipment will follow. It is anticipated that the project will meet the deadline scheduled for this fiscal year.