Seaspan Shipyards will design and build 16 Multi-Purpose Vessels for the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) as part of the Government’s recapitalization plan for the Coast Guard, the company announced.
The new Multi-Purpose Vessels will support a variety of missions, including light icebreaking, environmental response, and offshore search and rescue. The will be built at Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards.
Seaspan Shipyards is currently building three Offshore Fisheries Science Vessels (OFSVs) for the Canadian Coast Guard. The company is about to successfully deliver its first new ship to the Coast Guard, launch the second ship so it can begin sea trials, and work on the third ship is progressing as scheduled.