Fairview CCG SAR - Float and Workshop Reconstruction

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) is planning a project to replace the existing aging treated timber float and workshop building at the Prince Rupert (Fairview) Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) Search and Rescue (SAR) station.  This float supports the station workshop required for maintenance of the SAR vessels stationed at Prince Rupert, and is accessed via the DFO Prince Rupert (Fairview) Small Craft Harbour operated by the Port Edward Harbour Authority.

The proposed project involves the removal of existing 6.1m x 9.1m creosote treated timber float and workshop building, and replacement with a new 7.01m x 9.75m prefabricated concrete pontoon float installed over the footprint of the existing float. The new float will be moored with two (2) new 18" diameter steel pipe pilings socketed into bedrock.  The new workshop on the float will be a single story structure with an approximate finished area of 35.68m2.

The new float will have a total area of 68.35m2, which is an increase of approx. 12.84m2  from the existing float.  The water depth at the float location will vary from - 6.0m to -15.5m chart datum.

The existing float utilizes polyurethane coated foam billets which are exposed to the environment, and are deteriorating over time.  The new float will have foam billets completely encapsulated in the concrete float protected from the environments.


Latest update

The public comment period on the project and its potential for causing adverse effects is closed. The Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada is considering comments received to inform its determination on whether the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.



Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Richard Chan, Project Engineer
200-401 Burrard Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3S4
Telephone: 604-666-4656
Email: Richard.Chan@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

  • Location

    • Fairview CCG SAR (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Ports and Harbours
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Fisheries and Oceans Canada-Real Property Safety and Security, Real Property & Technical Support
  • Authorities

    • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
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