Naval large tug

Vessel to assist ships into the harbour


The naval large tug project is intended to replace the Royal Canadian Navy's 5 civilian-crewed Glen-class large tugs and the 2 Fire-class rescue boats. These vessels currently operate in Her Majesty’s Canadian (HMC) Dockyard Halifax in Nova Scotia and HMC Dockyard Esquimalt in British Columbia.

Project at a glance

Ocean Industries Inc., Isle-aux-Coudres, Quebec
Number of vessels to be built
Built for
Department of National Defence
Project budget
$102 million (including taxes)
First vessel to be delivered
Delivery of the first 2 tugs has been delayed to April 2023 due to supply chain issues. The last 2 tugs will be delivered later in 2023 and 2024

Current status

The year ahead

Construction will continue on all 4 naval large tugs, and the first 2 tugs are expected to be completed by end of 2023.

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