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North Vancouver Shipyard has launched the newest ship coast guard



Northeastern Vancouver Shipyard began the second largest non-combat ship to be designed and built according to the Canadian National Shipbuilding Strategy Wednesday afternoon.

The ship, the captain of CCGS, Jacques Cartier, was named after the French navigator and explorer, who was the first European to map the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the shores of the River St. Lawrence.

Members of the Canadian Coast Guard were present during the opening of the CCGS captain Jacques Cartier in North Vancouver, British Columbia, on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. (Ben Nelson / PS)

The ship has hydraulic reels and a first deployment kettle that can be installed on a CCG boat. (Ben Nelson / PS)

Hundreds of workers and suppliers helped build a 63.4-meter ship. (Ben Nelson / PS)

Members of federal and provincial governments were on hand to commemorate the story of a non-combat ship to be used as an offshore fishing science (OFSV). The ship, which is over 63 meters in length, has four scientific laboratories and state-of-the-art acoustic test equipment.

At home the ship's ship will be at Dartmouth, NS. and is expected to join the coast guard after completing his marine trials later this year.

Many people came to see the launch of a ship in North Vancouver, British Columbia, on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. (Ben Nelson / PS)

Seaspan Shipyards Executive Director Mark Lamarr spoke before the launch of Captain Jacques Cartier in North Vancouver, British Columbia, on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. (Ben Nelson / PS)

CCGS Captain Jacques Cartier's cap has a hardened hull that can work in thin ice. (Ben Nelson / PS)

Members of the Canadian Coast Guard are following the launch of a new coast guard ship in North Vancouver, British Columbia, on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. (Ben Nelson / PS)

In May, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced his intention to build 18 new Coast Guard ships using Canadian suppliers. Up to 16 of those ships are scheduled to be built in the shipyards of north Vancouver Seaspan.

The ceremonial launch of the ship included a maritime tradition of breaking a bottle of champagne at the elbow of the ship while at the same time wishing the ship for happiness in its future trips.

Captain of CCGS, Jacques, will soon break into his home port in Dartmouth, NS. (Ben Nelson / PS)

Seaspan Shipyards CEO Mark Lamarre and Nancy Matthews broke a bottle of champagne over the bow of the ship. (Ben Nelson / PS)

The official launch is attended by senior officials from federal and provincial governments. (Ben Nelson / PS)


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