Nov 19 – Mangystau-2

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The Government of Canada has purchased a commercial light icebreaker from New Brunswick-based Atlantic Towing for $45 million.  The Mangystau-2, docked in the port of Hazar in Turkmenistan on the Caspian Sea, will eventually join the CCGS Griffon and CCGS Samuel Risley in icebreaking duties, and it will tend to navigational buoys in Great Lakes, St. Lawrence River and Atlantic regions. The Mangystau-2 is the fourth interim icebreaker purchased, following the purchase of three medium interim icebreakers, the CCGS Jean Goodwill, CCGS Vincent Massey and CCGS Captain Molly Kool.

The 66-metre-long Mangystau-2 was built in 2010 by Vard Braila Shipyard in Braila, Romania, for Caspian Offshore Construction Group based in Aktau, Kazakhstan.

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