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Friday, June 19, 2015

Arctic patrol vessels ‘really have started’ construction, says Irving president

CCGS John G. DiefenbakerIrving Shipbuilding Inc. says the long wait is over. “The ships really have started,” Kevin McCoy, the company’s president, said at a news conference Thursday.

Diane Finley, federal minister of public works and government services, cut a piece of steel destined for one of two “test modules” at Irving’s Marine Fabricators site in Dartmouth.

McCoy said that piece and the modules would be part of the first of six Arctic offshore patrol vessels Irving is constructing as part of the federal shipbuilding contract.

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