The Canadian Coast Guard Dedicates its Latest Icebreaker into Service

By GLSR Staff  |  Ice
The Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) has officially welcomed the second of three interim icebreakers, CCGS Jean Goodwill, to its fleet. The CCG held a dedication for service ceremony for the CCGS Jean Goodwill in late August.

The three icebreakers were acquired to supplement the CCG’s existing fleet during vessel life extension and repair periods, providing continuous on-water capability during scheduled maintenance periods.

The CCGS Jean Goodwill is named after Jean Cuthand Goodwill O.C., the first Indigenous nursing program graduate in Saskatchewan. She was a founding member of the Aboriginal Nurses Association of Canada, and served as the organization’s president for seven years.

The CCGS Jean Goodwill will provide icebreaking services primarily in the Atlantic regions and the St. Lawrence Waterway as other icebreakers are being scheduled for major refits. The vessel is also equipped to support environmental response and search and rescue operations, when needed.

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