The Canadian Coast Guard Ship (CCGS) Pierre Radisson will be icebreaking on Georgian Bay to provide assistance for commercial vessels, starting with the ship’s first icebreaking mission in Midland Harbour on April 8, according to a statement from the Canadian Coast Guard.
The CCGS Pierre Radisson will arrive in Midland to escort the MV Baie Comeau out. After the completion of the operation in Midland, the icebreaker may be tasked to assist shipping to and from the Lafarge Canada Whitefish River terminal on McGregor Bay in the northeastern Manitoulin Island area. Dates may change depending on operational requirements or weather conditions. The Canadian Coast Guard has provided icebreaking assistance to over 400 commercial vessels so far this season.
All ice surface users should plan their activities carefully, use caution on the ice and avoid the shipping lanes and icebreaking operations, according to the statement. Even with cold temperatures, the ice can be expected to deteriorate naturally with spring conditions. The Canadian Coast Guard is urging anyone who ventures out onto ice to exercise extreme caution.
See maps of the shipping routes below.
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