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November 17, 2016 – Ottawa, Ontario: The federal government is seeking input from the marine industry on options for filling potential interim needs in the Canadian Coast Guard’s delivery of icebreaking services pending the arrival of new vessels being built under the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS).

A Request for Information (RFI) was issued today by Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) on behalf of the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG).

In addition to input on icebreaking services, the RFI also seeks input on bringing the Coast Guard’s capacity to tow ocean-going vessels to world-class standing as part of efforts to strengthen its marine pollution response capability.

Industry responses to the RFI will inform CCG decisions on how best to fill the potential capability gaps and ensure continuity of service.