Thursday, May 06, 2010

加拿大海岸防衛隊 / Canadian Coast Guard

The Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) (French: Garde côtière canadienne - GCC) is the coast guard of Canada. It is a federal agency responsible for providing maritime search and rescue (SAR), aids to navigation, marine pollution response, marine radio, and icebreaking. Unlike some other coast guards, such as the United States Coast Guard, the CCG is a civilian organization with no military or law enforcement responsibilities.

The Canadian Coast Guard is headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario and is a Special Operating Agency (SOA) within the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO).

Please click here to see my other blog article 加拿大海軍百週年 / Centennial of the Canadian Navy May 4, 2010

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Photo Credit:
* US Coast Guard Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker Louis St-Laurent and US Coast Guard cutter Healy in the Arctic Ocean on Sep 5 2009

Related website:
* Canadian Coast Guard
* US Coast Guard 美國海岸防衛隊

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