Steel Cut On First Canadian Coastguard Newbuilding


Source: Irving Shipbuilding Inc.

Irving Shipbuilding Inc. announced that the first steel was cut on the first of a pair of newbuildings for the Canadian Coastguard as part of Canada’s Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) programme on 8 August 2023.

The Canadian Coast Guard’s AOPS will be tasked with a wide range of missions. Both ships will operate as the Canadian Coast Guard’s primary platform with increased capabilities to support fisheries enforcement on Canada’s east coast, support search and rescue and icebreaking operations, while strengthening Canada’s presence in the Arctic.

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