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Work starts on first Canadian Coast Guard Arctic patrol ship

14th August 2023 - 10:11 GMT | by Tim Fish in Auckland

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The two AOPS for the Canadian Coast Guard will follow the Royal Canadian Navy's six vessels of the same class (pictured) and keep the Irving shipyard active until work on a new frigate programme begins. (Photo: Royal Canadian Navy)

Construction on the first of two new patrol ships for the Canadian Coast Guard has started at Irving Shipbuilding in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

A steel cutting ceremony on 8 August initiated works on the first Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS) which will be delivered in late 2026.

A spokesperson from the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) told Shephard that the start of construction for the second ship 'is planned for September 2024, with delivery in late-2027'.

A representative of Fisheries and Oceans Canada told Shephard that the total cost for the design, construction and transition into service of the two AOPS is 'approximately C$2.1 billion' and once the vessels are delivered and fully accepted, the CCG will

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