RIVIÈRE-AU-RENARD, QC, April 24, 2019 /CNW/ - While in Gaspé for the announcement of the Quebec Fisheries Fund, the Member of Parliament for Gaspésie—Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine and Minister of National Revenue, the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, took the opportunity to meet with the employees of the Rivière-au-Renard Search and Rescue Station. Commanding Officer Rudy Kerschbaumer and his crew welcomed the Minister and accompanied her aboard the CCGS Cap d'Espoir, a vessel primarily intended for search and rescue missions at sea.
The state-of-the-art CCGS Cap d'Espoir is part of a class of lifeboats commissioned in 2005. Their speed, great manoeuvrability and ability to navigate in difficult weather conditions give these medium-range dispatch boats greater flexibility in their daily operations. This rescue unit may also be called upon to participate in aids to navigation and environmental response operations.
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