Canadian Coast Guard Adds Second Hand Icebreaker to Fleet at a Cost of $45 Million

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The Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker Louis S. St-Laurent makes its mode   done  the crystal  successful  Baffin Bay, July 10, 2008. (The Canadian Press/Jonathan Hayward)

The Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker Louis S. St-Laurent makes its mode done the crystal successful Baffin Bay, July 10, 2008. (The Canadian Press/Jonathan Hayward)

The Canadian Coast Guard is adding different vessel to its fleet.

The national authorities announced contiguous that it is purchasing a second-hand icebreaker for $45 cardinal to marque definite the seashore defender has capable ships.

The seashore guard’s existing icebreaker fleet is highly aged and seen respective breakdowns successful caller years, with the accomplishment of caller replacements inactive years away.

The Canadian Press has antecedently reported connected the impacts of that aging fleet, including disruptions to search-and-rescue efforts, ferry services, and Arctic resupply runs, arsenic good arsenic millions successful mislaid navigational buoys.

The authorities says it is buying the airy icebreaker from New Brunswick-based Atlantic Towing Ltd. and it volition question from its location larboard successful Turkmenistan to a caller impermanent location successful Prescott, Ont., by the extremity of the year.

The $45-million outgo does not see refurbishments, and the authorities says bidding connected a declaration to configure the icebreaker to the seashore guard’s needs volition beryllium launched adjacent year.

The Canadian Press

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