Coast Guard ice breakers in region this week

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The Canadian Coast Guard has issued several public advisories regarding ice breaking activities in the region this week.

The operations began Sunday and will continue until Wednesday.

The coast guard ship the Henry Larsen will be breaking ice around Notre Dame Bay, as well as areas on the Northern and Baie Verte Peninsulas.

Areas impacted include King’s Point, Miles Cove, Sunday Cove Tickle, Brighton, Harbour Deep, Ming’s Bight and Baie Verte.

In the Bay of Islands, including North Arm and Bonne Bay, the Sir William Alexander will be conducting the operations.

In the prepared statement, “The (Canadian Coast Guard) informs the local communities of the inherent risks of icebreaking activities. Depending on various conditions, the ice can be pushed instead of broken and ice can crack or break far away from the location where the icebreaker is working.

“This can cause risks for the safety of people and property. The public is warned to act accordingly (through such measures) as refraining from walking on the ice, removing mobile equipment in advance of icebreaking activities and protecting permanently non-moveable property.”

Organizations: Canadian Coast Guard

Geographic location: Notre Dame Bay, Bay of Islands, North Arm Bonne Bay

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