Dec 06, 2019

Gitga’at and LNG Canada announce new Marine Emergency Response and Research Facility in Hartley Bay

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“We are excited to be building a Marine Emergency Response and Research Facility located in the heart of our territory in Hartley Bay. The facility will allow us to continue to conduct world-class research and monitoring programs, improve our marine safety and response capabilities, and ensure we have continued opportunities for our members to live and work in their home community.”

– Arnold Clifton, Chief Councillor of the Gitga’at First Nation.

The Gitga’at First Nation and LNG Canada announced on Thursday that Gitga’at First Nation will construct and operate a new Marine Emergency Response and Research Facility in Hartley Bay, having finalized the terms of a financial agreement with LNG Canada.

The Marine Emergency Response and Research Facility will consist of a shore-based structure, a research vessel, and communications equipment, and will be staffed by trained Gitga’at employees.

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