Resupplying Northern Communities: the Canadian Coast Guard, an Important Partner
August 27, 2015 will remain a memorable date for the community of Kugaaruk, Nunavut. Without the Canadian Coast Guard’s help, this community would have been caught off guard. Indeed, it was looking forward to its annual delivery of goods transported by the MV Camilla Desgagnés. The shipment included more than 5,000 cubic metres of a variety of essential products, such as building materials, heavy equipment, vehicles and household items of all kinds.
Despite extremely difficult ice conditions, the MV Camilla Desgagnés was able to make its delivery thanks to the escort operation and hard work of the crew of the CCGS Des Groseilliers who managed to open a safe passage. The people of Kugaaruk heaved a collective sigh of relief when the commercial carrier came into sight.
Each year, Canadian Coast Guard icebreakers perform escort operations that are instrumental in resupplying northern communities.
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