Seaspan Shipyards launches Canadian Coast Guard’s third OFSV

Photo: Seaspan Shipyards

Seaspan Shipyards launched a new research vessel into the water on Friday, July 3.

The future CCGS John Cabot, which was also formally named on Friday, is the third 63-metre offshore fisheries science vessel (OFSV) that Seaspan is building for the Canadian Coast Guard. Onboard facilities and equipment will include four laboratories, a deployable sensor-laden drop keel, and fishing trawls.

Delivery of the vessel is scheduled for this summer following completion of sea trials.

Baird Maritime

The best maritime site on the web. The sea's our scene!