Transport Canada: Nation's Coast Guard urgently needs new ships

(OTTAWA) — A Transport Canada report tabled in the House of Commons states that the country’s Coast Guard fleet is undermanned and desperately in need of new ships, the National Post and The Canadian Press reported. The independent analysis, "Pathways: Connecting Canada's Transportation System to the World," noted that unplanned maintenance on aging Coast Guard vessels skyrocketed in 2014. “Indeed, for such a critical piece of transportation infrastructure, the Canadian Coast Guard is not receiving the political attention, or the administrative and financial resources it requires,” the report said.

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By Professional Mariner Staff