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Captain's log: Health care

The Wilfrid Laurier’s health officer compares notes with a colleague in Cambridge Bay
  • Aug 26, 2014
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Refueling operations between the tug Henry Christoffersen and the CCGS Sir Wilfrid Laurier offshore of Cambridge Bay Expand Image
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August 27, 2014, 15:00 Mountain Time
Last night, we began our steaming toward Cambridge Bay to pick up our Parks Canada colleagues and rendezvous with the tug Henry Christoffersen, which is delivering our fuel. Bunkering operations were completed safely by the early afternoon and shore parties into the hamlet were arranged for crew members to visit the community and retrieve our new passengers.

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Birds-eye view of the arrival of Parks Canada colleagues to the CCGS Sir Wilfrid Laurier’s port side (Photo : Fisheries and Oceans Canada)

Our onboard health officer, Laura Schreiber, BScN, RN (C) took the opportunity to meet with a nurse colleague stationed at the Cambridge Bay Health Centre to discuss differences between at-sea and shore-based health services. A highly qualified nurse and a critical member of our crew, Schreiber has served aboard Coast Guard vessels since 2010, including the CCGS Henry Larsen and the CCGS Sir Wilfrid Laurier. While she is always available to our crew for any medical conditions that might arise while at sea, her skills are especially critical during search-and-rescue missions. And like all medical emergencies, when you need help, you want the best care. We are very lucky to have her.

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