Report on Plans and Priorities 2013-14

Analysis of Programs by Strategic Outcome

Sub-program 3.4.1 - Fleet Operational Capability


The Canadian Coast Guard Fleet Operational Capability Program includes fleet operations, fleet management, and the provision of fleet personnel. This program ensures that certificated professionals safely, effectively, and efficiently operate vessels, air cushion vehicles, helicopters, and small craft that are ready to respond to the Government of Canada's on-water and marine-related needs. The Canadian Coast Guard College is an important contributor to the delivery of this program. Activities associated with the Fleet Operational Capability Program are guided by a number of international conventions and domestic marine-related regulations. For example, the Coast Guard Fleet's Safety and Security Management System is modeled after the International Ship Management Code (as ratified by Canada as a member state of the United Nations' International Maritime Organization), the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code, and the International Labour Code (applicable to Seafarers). The Fleet's Safety and Security Management System is also heavily influenced by the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution by Ships, the findings of Transport Canada Marine Investigation Reports, the internal safety investigations, the occupational safety and health regulations, and the Canada Shipping Act, 2001 regulations governing certification of seafarers, the inspection of vessels, the marine equipment requirements, and other operational regulatory aspects. Legal basis and authority for this program and capability is found in the Constitution Act, 1867 and the Oceans Act.

Financial Resources ($ millions)

Total Budgetary
(Main Estimates)
Planned Spending
Planned Spending
Planned Spending
224.3 224.3 211.3 208.6

Human Resources (FTE)

2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
2,529 2,529 2,529

Performance Measurement

An operationally capable fleet has the capacity to respond to the current operational needs and requirements of the Government of Canada Number of operational days delivered versus planned 95% by March 31, 2014

The Fleet Operational Capability Sub-program is part of the Fleet Operational Readiness Program.