Canadian Coast Guard’s oldest active research ship returns to service following upgrade programme

CCGS Hudson in 2016 (Photo: Fisheries and Oceans Canada)

CCGS Hudson, the Canadian Coast Guard’s oldest active research vessel, has returned to service following the completion of vessel life extension work at Newdock in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.

The work on the 57-year-old offshore oceanographic science vessel included the replacement of steel as well as repairs to various areas of its decks and tanks. In addition, the vessel also underwent maintenance work at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

The coast guard claims that the work completed on Hudson will extend its service life to 2024, thus helping ensure the continued delivery of vital science research in the Northwest Atlantic and the Gulf of Saint Lawrence until its replacement vessel becomes available.

Hudson has now returned to its home port in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, where it has begun preparations for upcoming science missions scheduled to begin in late summer.

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