Multi-purpose vessels

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The multi-purpose vessels will enable the Canadian Coast Guard to carry out multiple missions, including:

Project at a glance

Number of vessels to be built
Up to 16
Build at
Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards
Project budget
$14.2 billion (estimate)
First vessel to be delivered

Current status

In August 2020, the Government of Canada awarded an initial, or “ancillary” contract to Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards to support early concept design work for the multi-purpose vessels. Under this contract, the shipyard is exploring options and analysis for advancing the design of the vessels.

The year ahead

Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards will continue design work.


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