OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Feb. 24, 2016) - The Honourable Hunter Tootoo, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, today 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.


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Media Relations
Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Mike Murphy
Director of Communications
Office of the Minister
Fisheries and Oceans Canada