Icebreaker docks at Iqaluit’s new port

CCGS Des Groseilliers makes scheduled crew change

CCGS Des Groseilliers was seen docked at Iqaluit’s new deepsea port this week. It’s in the city for a crew change and then will stay in the area for ice breaking and search and rescue needs. (Photo by Jason Sudlovenick, special to Nunatsiaq News)

By Nunatsiaq News

The Canadian Coast Guard is using Iqaluit’s new deepsea port.

The Canadian Coast Guard Ship Des Groseilliers was docked Wednesday in Nunavut’s capital for a scheduled crew change, said Jeremy Hennessy, a spokesperson for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, in an email to Nunatsiaq News.

The vessel “will remain in the eastern/lower Arctic for ice breaking and search and rescue standby,” Hennessy said.

It’s one of eight ships the coast guard has deployed for this summer’s Arctic season.

The Des Groseilliers left Quebec City on Aug. 1 to complete icebreaking and hydrographic surveys. It’s following the CCGS Pierre Radisson, which was in Iqaluit July 11.

A third coast guard ship is expected Thursday.

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The CCGS Amusden is scheduled to arrive in Iqaluit for a crew change before “continuing on Arctic science programming,” Hennessy said.

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