Construction on new Coast Guard lifeboat station started

Paul Herridge
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Construction of a new $6.6 million search and rescue lifeboat station is underway in Burin.

Construction of a new $6.6 million search and rescue lifeboat station in Burin by St. John’s-based RJG Construction Ltd. has begun. The Department of Fisheries and Oceans project announced the project back in February. Paul Herridge Photo

The new facility, which was announced by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans in February, will include an operations building with living quarters along with a storage facility. A new wharf will also be built at the site.

Replacing the existing lifeboat station in Burin, which is home to the CCGS ‘W. Jackman’, it will shift locations slightly, moving up the road to sit across from the main entrance to the former High Liner Foods fish plant.

The new facility will also provide added capacity for the operation of rigid-hulled inflatable boats from the Conservation and Protection Branch of Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

St. John’s-based RJG Construction Ltd. was awarded a contract for the work.

A foreman at the site said Wednesday he expects the project to be completed by next summer.

Organizations: Coast Guard, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, High Liner Foods Conservation and Protection Branch of Fisheries and Oceans Canada RJG Construction

Geographic location: Burin

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