New offshore fisheries science ship under construction in North Vancouver

Construction has started at the North Vancouver shipyard on one of three new fisheries ships for the Canadian Coast Guard, the federal government announced on Wednesday morning. The new offshore fisheries science vessel, which will be named the CCGS Sir John Franklin after the British explorer, is expected to be completed by the spring of 2017. The contract for delivery of the three ships has a ceiling of $514 million, according to a statement released by the government on Wednesday,,, Read the rest here 20:46