OTTAWA, May 17, 2018 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada is committed to providing the Canadian Coast Guard with the tools and equipment needed to help ensure the safety of mariners and the marine environment, and to facilitate year-round marine shipping that is critical to Canada's economy.
The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard announced today that a contract, valued at $3.7 million, has been awarded to ABS Americas, Houston, TX, to provide inspection and certification services to the Canadian Coast Guard fleet.
The contract provides ABS with the authority to inspect and provide certification to ensure the Canadian Coast Guard fleet continues to comply with Canadian regulations. It also simplifies access to vessel inspections by having a single point of contact, as well as providing access to strong technical resources, such as computer modelling, advanced engineering and research, electronic databases and software.
"The Canadian Coast Guard is a world-class leader in environmental stewardship and marine safety. This contract helps streamline our vessel inspection and certification, supporting the Government of Canada's commitment to preserving the high level of service Canadians have come to expect from our Coast Guard."
The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, P.C., Q.C., M.P.
Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard
"With the longest coastline of any nation on earth and weather conditions that may vary quickly, Canada must ensure its Coast Guard vessels are safe to operate and comply with environmental standards. This inspection program will ensure that these vessels can continue assisting Canadians across the country from coast to coast to coast while enhancing personnel safety and environmental protection."
The Honourable Carla Qualtrough
Minister of Public Services and Procurement
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