Canada builds new Arctic patrol vessels

The Canadian government will build two new Arctic and offshore patrol ships for the Coast Guard, according to Nunatsiaq News. The ships are to operate in Canada’s Arctic waters and will be built in Halifax.

Six similar ships are currently being built for the Royal Canadian Navy.

The 130-meters longs hips are to operate in the North during the navigable season, approximately July to October, and can travel in ice up to one metre thick. The new Arctic patrol vessels are part of a renewal plan for the Canadian coast guard that involves construction of 18 new ships.