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Canadian Coast Guard awards pre-construction contract for MPVs

28th March 2024 - 16:18 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Seaspan has supplied Polar Class vessels to the Canadian Coast Guard in the past. (Photo: Seaspan)

The company received the Construction Engineering and Long Lead Items contract after having completed the Basic Design review for the vessels in late 2023.

The Canadian marine transportation company Seaspan Shipyards has won a contract to complete the design and engineering work for the first six ships of the Canadian Coast Guard’s Multi-Purpose Vessels (MPV).

According to Seaspan, the contract included the procurement of materials and equipment to ensure that the first six of up to 16 vessels were ready for construction.

Seaspan stated that the Polar Class 4 vessels would be able to be used for ice breaking and flood control, as well as search and rescue operations. 

The fleet will replace the existing fleet of high- and medium-endurance Multi-Tasked Vessels used by the Canadian Coast Guard, the company said.

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