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Appendix A: CCG Asset Base Details

Assets by Category

The breakdown of the 9,617 assets in the CCG asset base is provided below in Table 14 by category, program area and level of historic cost.

Please note that this table contains counts of individual assets with acquisition costs of over $10,000. The Agency has significant additional investment requirements for equipment and material across these programs for items whose acquisition cost is less than $10,000 (and therefore which fall below the standard Government of Canada definition of an asset). In particular, the Aids to Navigation program has more than 17,000 individual items that require periodic replacement, resulting in significantly higher investment requirements than are implied by looking only at items valued over $10,000. The full count of Aids to Navigation assets is reflected in the following table:

Assets by Region

The distribution of assets across the country is given below in Table 16. The CCG’s assets are distributed widely across the country, in accordance with the vast amounts of coastlines and waterways in which CCG provides services to Canadians.

Additional Detail - Fleet Assets
Operational vs Total Assets

While the Canadian Coast Guard Fleet owns 129 vessels, its operational fleet is smaller, consisting of 112 vessels and 4 air cushion vehicles for a total of 116 operational vessels. The other 13 vessels belonging to CCG are:

  • Used for training purposes;
  • Surplus to requirements and/or past their operational life and awaiting disposal;
  • Awaiting significant investment (e.g. repairs) before they can be returned to the Operational Fleet; or
  • Held in reserve to back-fill any sudden/emergency vessel failures within the operational fleet.

The following table illustrates the categories of CCG operating vessels.

Vessel Asset Age Description

The table below illustrates that about 33% of the operational vessels and 5 of the 6 large vessels are over 25 years old. Another 29% are between 15 to 25 years old. According to industry recommendations and CCG accepted standards, the operational life of a major vessel is approximately 30 years while that of smaller units can vary from 15 to 20 years. Although the overall condition of the fleet’s smaller assets is acceptable due to recent investments, many of the larger vessels are close to or well beyond their operational life. The latter are in need of replacement and require significant investment.