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A new sealift vessel for Desgagnés' Eastern Arctic service

February 27, 2009

A new sealift vessel for Desgagnés

The Groupe Desgagnés has bought a new $40-million sealift vessel through its subsidiary Transport Desgagnés Inc.

Louis-Marie Beaulieu, chairman of the board and CEO of Desgagnés, said he was "quite pleased that, despite the financial crisis and the very difficult economic situation, Groupe Desgagnés was able to realize this transaction."

The 110-metre-long M/V Zélada Desgagnés, an Ice Class IA vessel, is equipped with two 180-m cranes.

The M/V Zélanda Degagnés, named after the younger brother of Captain Rosaire Desgagnés, will work on the resupply to Nunavik and Nunavut communities this summer.


The M/V Zélada Desgagnés should arrive in Québec this spring, and will sail mainly in the Eastern Arctic during the summer.

Desgagnés, through its subsidiary Desgagnés Trans­arctik, partners with Arctic Co-operatives Ltd. The partnership operates as Nunavut Sealink and Supply Inc., which provides sealift services out of Montreal and Churchill to Nunavut.

Desgagnés is also in partnership with the Fédération des coopératives du Nouveau-Québec through Taqramut Transport Inc., which provides sealift transportation and related services to Nunavik.

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