Rescue boat sits moored at the Kitsilano Coast Guard station before the base’s closure in 2013.
Our Canadian counterparts are looking forward to an 11% expansion over the next two years. This is a part of the Canadian government’s $1.5B (Canadian) Ocean Protection Plan that will include new vessels and new lifeboat stations.
The Ocean Protection Plan appears to be a response to late or less than satisfactory response to pollution incidents.
I’m told among the new Canadian Coast Guard assets will be 45 foot USCG standard Response Boat, Mediums.