Written By: Wednesday, January 11th 2017

Icebreaking update from the Canadian Coast Guard, Central and Arctic Region

The Canadian Coast Guard Ship Samuel Risley will be icebreaking to assist a commercial ship entering Owen Sound and Owen Sound Harbour on January 11, 2017.

CCGS Samuel Risley will escort the ship through any ice-covered waters of the Sound and into Owen Sound Harbour.

The day and route are subject to change with little or no notice, due to weather, ice conditions, shipping schedules or other unexpected situations.

Broken and fragmented icy tracks left behind by icebreaking operations and other ship traffic may not freeze over immediately. In addition, newly fallen snow may obscure icebreaker and ship tracks.

Changes in weather contribute to unsafe ice conditions that may remain long after the ships have left the area.

The Canadian Coast Guard, in partnership with the Ontario Provincial Police remind all recreational ice users to plan their activities carefully, use caution on the ice and stay away from shipping routes and ice breaking operations throughout the Great Lakes.