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Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Construction starts at Halifax Shipyard on first Arctic patrol ship

CCGS John G. Diefenbaker (Arctic Patrol Ship)Irving Shipbuilding has started building Canada’s first Arctic offshore patrol ship at the company’s massive shipyard in Halifax.

Hundreds of employees gathered Tuesday in the new assembly hall as a huge sheet of cut steel was hoisted into place and a special ceremony was held to mark the occasion.

Kevin McCoy, president of Irving Shipbuilding, says welders, pipefitters, marine fabricators and ironworkers are involved in the project, which is on schedule.

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