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Forging the future of the Canadian Coast Guard fleet

Forging the future of the Canadian Coast Guard fleet

Every day, Canadian Coast Guard teams brave the tides to keep our waterways safe for mariners, protect the marine environment and respond to calls for help. Since 2015, Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) has assisted the Canadian Coast Guard with a different kind of mission, to build 20 new high-endurance search and rescue lifeboats to serve Canadians across the country when they’re on the water.

As each ship is named after a Canadian bay, they are known as the Bay Class vessels. To date, 14 ships have been completed, delivered, and are being used by the Canadian Coast Guard. Ships 15 and 16 will be completed in the fall of 2023, and work has already begun on the last 4 vessels. In addition to modernizing the Canadian Coast Guard fleet, the project has played a part in revitalizing our marine industry, which creates jobs and economic benefits.

PSPC’s marine procurement experts have been involved in the project from its earliest phases through to the delivery of each ship at its service destination. Their support has helped chart the course of this rescue craft renewal initiative.

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 November 15, 2023