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The Canadian Coast Guard Fleet recognizes that its role as Canada’s civilian maritime service provider has never been more important, or more demanding. Every day, our men and women dedicate themselves to serving the Fleet’s clients and all Canadians to the best of their ability, embodying the CCG’s motto of “Safety First, Service Always”. Ensuring our own safety and that of others while delivering quality services will continue to be our utmost priority.

As with all other federal government departments and agencies, the CCG as a whole is faced with new challenges, many of which have a direct impact on the Fleet. Our capacity to adapt, both as individuals and as an organization, will be an ongoing source of strength.

Over the next few years, the Fleet will need to develop increasingly efficient and effective ways to deliver services to the public while dealing with tighter financial parameters and the prospect of unprecedented rates of retirement among our most seasoned employees. While the Fleet has benefited from the results of significant investments in the renewal of its vessels, we will have to manage an anticipated rise in demand for services in light of increased maritime traffic, the challenges of climate change, and heightened focus on environmental protection. Combined with its enhanced role in maritime security and in the Government of Canada’s activities in the Arctic, the Fleet must ensure that all its vessels, ACVs, and helicopters remain reliable and cost-effective and that Fleet personnel serve Canadians to the highest professional standards. The Canadian public, the Fleet’s clients and the marine industry expect - and deserve - nothing less.

A Day in the Arctic
A Day in the Arctic