Navy vessel cost remains unknown
by Canadian Press (feat. Dave Perry)
The Canadian Press
June 4, 2018
OTTAWA—The cutting of steel for the navy’s long overdue support ships will begin next month in Vancouver, even though the federal government doesn’t know how much the two vessels will ultimately cost.
Federal procurement minister Carla Qualtrough confirmed plans for an early start to work on the supply ships during a breakfast address at the Cansec defence show in Ottawa.
Seaspan Shipyards will receive $66 million to work on several dozen components of the so-called joint support ships during a lull in the building of two other Canadian Coast Guard vessels.