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Canadian oceanographic science vessel returns to service

Written by Marine Log Staff
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CCGS Hudson [Canadian Coast Guard photo]

The Canadian Coast Guard offshore oceanographic science vessel CCGS Hudson, is back in service following the completion of vessel life extension work at the NEWDOCK shipyard in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.

The shipyard was awarded a CAD 10 million (about US$7.7 million) contract for the life extension work in February this year. The work carried out included the replacement of steel and repairs to various areas of the vessel’s decks and tanks. In addition, the vessel also underwent maintenance work at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

The work completed on the CCGS Hudson will help ensure the continued delivery of important science research in the Northwest Atlantic and Gulf of the St. Lawrence, until its replacement vessel is delivered under the National Shipbuilding Strategy.

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

Built in 1963, the ship is Canada’s only East Coast offshore oceanographic science vessel and is scheduled to be replaced in 2024 with a new vessel.

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