Friday, October 1, 2010

Coast Guard Tower

The Canadian Coast Guard’s (CCG) new transmission tower in Nain is nearing completion.

Lisa Lawlor is the Communications Officer for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans in Newfoundland and Labrador.

She says CCG currently provides Very High Frequency (VHF) marine radio coverage for the Nain area.

This is done through a lease arrangement with Bell Aliant for the tower and building space.

Lawlor says they are in the process of constructing their own 70 meter tower.

They are also constructing a facility for their equipment.

She says the tower is installed and the remaining work on the project includes building the equipment storage facility and installing utilities.

The existing services will then be transferred to the new infrastructure once the new equipment is fully functional.

They hope to have this completed in late November.

The switch to the new facility will not impact mariners.

Lawlor says the new tower will provide enhanced VHF marine radio coverage in the area.

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