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CCGS Cap Aupaluk

A new search and rescue launch

CCGS Cap Percé The CCGS Cap Aupaluk is a multi-task search and rescue launch very similar to the CCGS Cap Percé shown here.

DFO F. Servant

Since August 5, 2011, the new Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) search and rescue boat, CCGS Cap Aupaluk, has been active in Quebec.

This search and rescue launch will allow the Canadian Coast Guard to extend the service life of the vessels in this class since maintenance work can now be done in a timely manner without hindering CCG ability to take action. The replacement vessel CCGS Cap Aupaluk will be on duty at the various search and rescue bases to respond to operational needs.

In Quebec, GCC has six other search and rescue vessels; they are based at Cap-aux-Meules, Rivière-au-Renard, Havre-Saint-Pierre, Québec City, Tadoussac and Kegaska.

The Canadian Coast Guard names its search and rescue class vessels to salute the geographical characteristics of Canada’s capes and bays. The northern village municipality of Aupaluk is located in Quebec and means “where the land is red”.

Search and Rescue
Canadian Coast Guard – National site

Nathalie Letendre
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