SARNIA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 17, 2011) -

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On or about Friday March 18, 2011 the Canadian Coast Guard Ship Samuel Risley will be icebreaking in northern Georgian Bay. This operation will facilitate the safe transit of a commercial ship into McGregor Bay the following day. The route includes the main channel from Lake Huron into Georgian Bay, through the North Channel to enter McGregor Bay.

Any ice on this route should be considered unsafe and the Coast Guard advises everyone to stay clear. New fallen snow can quickly cover icebreaker tracks resulting in a well-camouflaged and dangerous open water area. Tracks can remain open long after the ships have departed the area.

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Contact Information: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Communications Branch
Central and Arctic Region
(519) 383-1804