Ottawa, Ontario – February 24, 2016
The Honourable Hunter Tootoo, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, issued the following statement:
As Minister responsible for the Canadian Coast Guard, I am proud of the actions taken by the Joint Rescue and Coordination Centres in Halifax and Greenland. The Canadian Coast Guard, Canadian Armed Forces, and the Royal Danish Navy worked with the crew of the Saputi to stabilize the vessel and ensure safe arrival to Greenland. This successful rescue operation shows the importance collaboration and dedication make to our families and communities.