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Canadian Coast Guard announces over $28 million in vessel maintenance contracts to shipyards across Canada

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The CCG has stated that the Canadian Coast Guard Ships John P. Tully, Des Groseilliers, Leim, Ann Harvey, and Sir John Franklin are currently under refit work.

OTTAWA — The Canadian Coast Guard has obtained seven contracts for refit and vessel life extension on Coast Guard ships. These contracts, valued at over $28 million, will see shipyards on the east and west coasts, as well as in the Great Lakes and Quebec regions, perform maintenance and life extension work on seven Coast Guard Ships.

Ensuring that the members of the Canadian Coast Guard have the equipment they need to keep Canada’s waterways navigable and safe is a key priority for the Government of Canada, according the CCG. To help ensure that Canada’s waterways remain open to allow for the free movement of people and goods, the Coast Guard’s fleet undergoes regular maintenance work at shipyards across Canada.

The CCG has stated that the Canadian Coast Guard Ships John P. Tully, Des Groseilliers, Leim, Ann Harveyand Sir John Franklin are currently under refit work. This refit work ensures that our ships remain in good working order, are in compliance with Canadian maritime regulations, and are ready to be used by the Coast Guard crews who need them.

In addition, two Coast Guard vessels will also be undergoing vessel life extension work. The CCGS Amundsen and CCGS Sir Wilfrid Laurier will be dry-docked and enter an extended maintenance period designed to increase these vessels’ operational life. This work, to take place over a number of months, will ensure that these vessels and their crews stand ready to serve Canadians.


The CCG has also stated that these contracts will provide good, well paying jobs for Canadians in multiple cities across Canada. The CCG also stated that new recruits are an important part of the Canadian Coast Guard’s fleet management plan. The contracts were awarded under the repair, refit, and maintenance pillar of the National Shipbuilding Strategy.

“A strong, well-equipped Canadian Coast Guard fleet is essential to protect Canadians on the water, to conserve and protect the marine environment, and to conduct critical science missions that enable us to better understand our ecosystems. By investing in these seven vessels, we are helping ensure our oceans are safer and healthier, while supporting good, skilled jobs in our Canadian shipyards,” said Joyce Murray, Minister of Fisheries.


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