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New SAR lifeboats for Canadian Coast Guard

13th December 2018 - 15:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Public Services and Procurement Canada is set to acquire eight new SAR lifeboats from Chantier Naval Forillon and Hike Metal Products for the Canadian Coast Guard.

The companies are already producing six SAR lifeboats each under contracts signed in 2015. Under the amended contracts, each shipyard will build four additional vessels at a total cost of $61.8 million.

With the ability to operate up to 100 nautical miles from shore, these new high-endurance lifeboats will enhance the coast guard’s SAR capabilities.

Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, said: ‘Through the National Shipbuilding Strategy and Oceans Protection Plan, we are providing members of the Canadian Coast Guard the equipment they need to keep Canadian waters and those who use them safe. The addition of these new lifeboats will also create more jobs for Canadians and enhance the coast guard’s capacity as a leader in maritime safety.’

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