NAVY LEAGUE PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Coast Guard Crew Honoured for
Hurricane Relief Effort
Ottawa, 03 March 2006 / The crew of Canadian Coast Guard
Ship Sir William Alexander has been named as the recipient of the
Navy League's Kinley Award for Maritime Affairs. The award was presented
today at a special ceremony in Ottawa.
The Honourable John James Kinley Award is granted by The Navy League
of Canada to members/employees of the Canadian Coast Guard, Department
of Fisheries and Oceans or the Canadian Forces who have made remarkable
contributions in support of naval and maritime interests.
CCGS Sir William Alexander has been selected as the 2005 recipient,
in recognition of the exceptional performance of her crew during
Operation Unison, Canada's contribution to the Hurricane Katrina
relief effort. The unique ability of the ship and her crew led to
the Sir William Alexander's mission being extended to 46 days. In
challenging operational conditions, Sir William Alexander delivered
relief supplies and played a significant role in repairing the United
States Aids to Navigation System. This included replacing several
weather warning buoys that allowed for the early warning of other
storms, such as Hurricanes Rita and Wilma.
Throughout Operation Unison, the crew of CCGS Sir William Alexander
contributed greatly to our humanitarian efforts along the Gulf Coast.
In doing so, they have brought international credit to our Coast
Guard and our nation. The Navy League of Canada salutes CCGS Sir
William Alexander and thanks each member of her crew for their exceptional
service to their country.
For More Information Contact:
Jerrod Riley (p) 613-998-2952 or 1-800-375-NAVY
National Deputy Director (f) 613-990-8701
The Navy League of Canada (e) firstname.lastname@example.org
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