PUBLIC SAFETY NOTICE: RODDICKTON-BIDE ARM, NL AREA
CANADIAN COAST GUARD SHIP GEORGE R. PEARKES WILL BE CONDUCTING ICEBREAKING OPERATIONS IN BIDE ARM AND RODDICKTON, COMMENCING MAY 04 2019. PLEASE BE ADVISED THERE WILL BE OPEN WATER TRACKS IN THE FAST ICE, IN THE AREA.
REQUEST YOU TAKE ANY ACTION DEEMED APPROPRIATE TO NOTIFY RESIDENTS WHO MAY BE PLANNING TO TRANSIT THE AREA.
“CCG informs the local communities of the inherent risks of icebreaking activities. CCG cannot have absolute control on the behavior of the ice. 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, i.e. refrain from walking on the ice; remove mobile equipment in advance of icebreaking activities; protect permanently non moveable property, for instance”.
MAY 03 2019 1345 UTC