|Feds Replacing Coast Guard Station in Burin
The federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans says
it is going to spend $6.6 million building a new Canadian Coast
Guard Search and Rescue Lifeboat Station in the community of Burin on the south
coast of Newfoundland.
The new facilities will replace the existing one, and
will include include construction of a wharf, operations building with
living quarters and a storage facility.
DFO claims the new facility will bring significant
improvement to service delivery, but didn’t really specificy how those
improvement would be realized nor what if any new personnel would be stationed
of the new facility is expected to begin in the spring of 2013 and is scheduled
for completion in 2015. Search and rescue operations will remain at the
existing site until the new site is constructed,” DFO stated in a media
noted that the Burin Lifeboat Station is home to the Canadian Coast Guard
Cutter W. Jackman, a search and rescue vessel providing 24-hour coverage
with a crew of four and that the new station will “provide added capacity for
the operation of rigid-hulled inflatable boats from the Conservation and
Protection Branch of Fisheries and Oceans Canada.”
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