‘CCGS Vladykov’ arrives at its homeport

26 Jun 2012
CCGS Vladykov

CCGS Vladykov

The Canadian Coast Guard Ship Vladykov has arrived at its homeport in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.

“As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Canadian Coast Guard this year, we honour the past and look forward to an exciting future,” said Keith Ashfield, minister of fisheries and oceans Canada. “This new vessel is a great addition to the Coast Guard’s fleet and will enhance our capacity to support fisheries science in Canada.”

CCGS Vladykov is a $16m investment into the Canadian Coast Guard fleet and fisheries science in Newfoundland and Labrador. The Government of Canada has committed more than $1.4bn to the Coast Guard over the past six years and up to $5.2bn will be invested over the next 11 years on renewal of vessels and helicopters.

CCGS Vladykov was built at the Méridien Maritime shipbuilding facility in Matane, Quebec and completed sea trials in the Gulf of St. Lawrence before arriving in St. John’s. The vessel will undergo preparations to commence fisheries and oceanographic science work this summer in Newfoundland and Labrador and will replace CCGS Shamook which has served for 35 years.

CCGS Vladykov is a versatile fisheries and oceanographic research ship capable of deploying many types of equipment including fishing trawls, scallop drags, plankton nets, remote operating vehicles, acoustic and geophysical survey equipment and water sampling arrays.

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