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2.0 Our Assets

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 $14 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  so that CCG can continue to meet the current and future on-water requirements of the Government of Canada.

2010-2011 - Commitment
Continue to develop the Fleet Renewal Plan.
  • Lead: Deputy Commissioner, Vessel Procurement (DC, VP)
  • Criteria: Green
  • Results Achieved/Status: The Fleet Renewal Plan has been developed and continues to be updated to reflect program requirements and Government of Canada’s priorities.

2.2 Procurement of New and Replacement Vessels

Objective:

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

2010-2011 - Commitment
Begin construction of the first of nine Mid-shore Patrol Vessels.
  • Vessel Type: Mid-shore Patrol Vessels
  • In response to: AG; A-Base
  • Lead: DG, Major Crown Projects (MCP)
  • Criteria: Green
  • Results Achieved/Status: Construction on the MSPV project commenced in the summer of 2010 and was marked by a steel cutting ceremony on September 2, 2010.
Issue a competitive Request for Proposal (RFP), and award a contract to design three Offshore Fisheries Science Vessels.
  • Vessel Type: Offshore Fisheries Science Vessels
  • In response to: AG; A-Base
  • Lead: DG, MCP
  • Criteria: Green
  • Results Achieved/Status: The RFP for design was issued in March 2010 and the contract was awarded on October 1, 2010.
Issue a competitive Request for Proposal, and award a contract to design an Offshore Oceanographic Science Vessel.
  • Vessel Type: Offshore Oceanographic Science Vessel
  • In response to: AG; A-Base
  • Lead: DG, MCP
  • Criteria: Green
  • Results Achieved/Status: The RFP for design was issued in April 2010 and the contract was awarded on October 1, 2010.
Develop the Operational Requirements and the Conceptual Design for the new Polar Icebreaker.
  • Vessel Type: Polar Icebreaker
  • In response to: AG; A-Base
  • Lead: DG, VP
  • Criteria: Green
  • Results Achieved/Status: The Operational Requirements and the Conceptual Design for the new Polar Icebreaker were developed in 2010-2011. The Baseline Requirements, which stem from the Operational Requirements, were also developed and finalized in 2010-2011 and are now being used to instruct and guide the conceptual design package.
Award the contract for construction of Air Cushion Vehicle.
  • Vessel Type: Air Cushion Vehicle
  • In response to: AG; A-Base
  • Lead: DG, MCP
  • Criteria: Green
  • Results Achieved/Status: The construction contract was awarded in March 2011.

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.

2010-2011 - Commitment
Plan and complete $19 million of additional refit activities (representing work on 35 vessels).
  • Lead: DG, MCP
  • Criteria: Green
  • Results Achieved/Status: All vessels were delivered by March 31, 2011.
Award the contract and complete vessel life extension for: CCGS Cape Roger, CCGS Tanu
  • Lead: DG, Integrated Technical Services (ITS)
  • Criteria: Green
  • Results Achieved/Status: Both vessels completed their vessel life extensions prior to the end of the fiscal year. The vessels have returned to service.
Approve and accept delivery of two 22-metre Near-Shore Fishery Science Vessels and one 25-metre Near-shore Fishery Science Vessel.
  • Lead: DG, ITS
  • Criteria: Yellow
  • Results Achieved/Status: Vessels are now at the outfitting stage and will be delivered in 2011.
Plan and complete $19 million of additional refit activities (representing work on 35 vessels).
  • Lead: DG, ITS
  • Criteria: Green
  • Results Achieved/Status: All refit projects were completed.
Approve and accept delivery of 30 replacement environmental response barges.
  • Lead: DG, ITS
  • Criteria: Yellow
  • Results Achieved/Status: 16 vessels delivered prior to the end of the fiscal year. The remainder will be delivered in 2011.
Purchase and accept the remaining small craft, for a total of 60.
  • Lead: DG, ITS
  • Criteria: Green
  • Results Achieved/Status: All 60 vessels were delivered prior to the end of the fiscal year.

2.4 Long-term Planning for Shore-based Infrastructure

Objective:

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

2010-2011 - Commitment
Deliver an Asset Condition Report (high level assessment of the asset base) for Aids to Navigation.
  • Lead: DG, ITS
  • Criteria: Green
  • Results Achieved/Status: Aids to navigation condition dashboard data and charts completed.
Deliver an Asset Condition Report (high level assessment of the asset base) for Marine Communication and Traffic Services (MCTS).
  • Lead: DG, ITS
  • Criteria: Green
  • Results Achieved/Status: Asset Condition Report completed.
Deliver an Asset Class Plan for Aids to Navigation.
  • Lead: DG, ITS
  • Criteria: Yellow
  • Results Achieved/Status: The Aids to Navigation Class Plan is significantly complete. It has been delivered to partners for comment and is to be completed by May 2011.
Deliver an Asset Class Plan for MCTS.
  • Lead: DG, ITS
  • Criteria: Yellow
  • Results Achieved/Status: The Asset Class Plan for MCTS is significantly complete. It has been delivered to partners for comment and is to be completed by May 2011.

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 the 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.

2010-2011 - Commitment
Complete operational training on the upgraded VTMIS-INNAV on the West Coast.
  • Lead: DG, ITS; DG, Maritime Services (MS); AC, Pacific
  • Criteria: Green
  • Results Achieved/Status: Training was provided during 2010 as part of the VTMIS-INNAV deployment in Pacific which went live January 2011.
Commission VTMIS-INNAV on the West Coast, decommission VTOSS, and dispose of old equipment.
  • Lead: DG, ITS; DG, Maritime Services (MS); AC, Pacific
  • Criteria: Green
  • Results Achieved/Status: The commissioning of VTMIS-INNAV was completed January 18 2011. The decommissioning of VTOSS has also been completed successfully by the March 31, 2011, deadline.