Canada’s First Offshore Fisheries Science Vessels Enters Service with Coast Guard

The Government of Canada has officially dedicated into service the Canadian Coast Guard Ship Sir John Franklin, the first large vessel built under the National Shipbuilding Strategy. The vessel is the first of three Offshore Fisheries Science Vessels (OFSV) to be built by Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards. new OFSVs will replace existing Coast Guard ships on the east and west … [Read more...]

Canada Announces Plans for Six New Icebreakers

The Government of Canada has announced plans for the construction of six new icebreakers for the Canadian Coast Guard. The new vessels will replace existing vessels in the Coast Guard’s aging fleet of icebreakers. The government has issued an ‘Invitation to Qualify’ which will establish a short list of pre-qualified shipyards eligible for submitting a formal proposal to … [Read more...]