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A big buy from Barnacle

A big buy from Barnacle

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The Canadian Coast Guard has purchased 39 BRNKL Rapid Deploy units, plus learn more about the BCTEN coalition.

Barnacle Systems has made a $513,000 sale to the Canadian Coast Guard. Through a partnership with Innovative Solutions Canada, 39 of its BRNKL Rapid Deploy units are being installed on hazardous vessels across the country.

These remote monitoring devices are placed on board problem vessels and allow the Canadian Coast Guard to monitor the watercraft from afar, as well as be notified if they begin to sink, if they are impacted by weather conditions, and more. The device offers the Canadian Coast Guard near-real-time status updates and alerts, allowing for faster deployment of marine environmental and hazard response teams to high-priority areas.

“The Government of Canada is taking action to eliminate abandoned vessels from our waters,” said Joyce Murray, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard. “By investing in new technologies, we enhance the Canadian Coast Guard's capacity to monitor, manage, and address marine risks, leading to greater protection of waterways today and for the future."

It’s the second time that Barnacle has linked up with a federal organization of late. In May, the company developed a remote monitoring solution in the Arctic for the Department of National Defence and Canadian Armed Forces. Barnacle was awarded a contract under the IDEAS initiative in partnership with Virginia-based surveillance tech supplier McQ, and created a unique version of its devices named BRNKL Arctic Deploy.

These projects built off more of the same from 2022 when Barnacle secured federal contracts with the Royal Canadian Navy, Canadian Special Operations Forces Command, and Defence Research and Development Canada. The company also won the Product Of The Year Award — an audience-voted recognition — at the 2022 Victoria Tech Community Awards.

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