Today, Seaspan Shipyards officially delivered the third state-of-the-art Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel (OFSV) to the Canadian Coast Guard. The CCGS John Cabot is the third OFSV delivered by Seaspan Shipyards in the last 15 months and completes the first full class of large vessels under the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS). CCGS John Cabot will now join her sister ships already in service, CCGS Capt Jacques Cartier and CCGS Sir John Franklin. The CCGS John Cabot will set sail soon to her home port in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador where she will support scientific research, search and rescue operations and environmental response.
2,700 Seaspan Shipyards employees, including the 1,200 employees who worked on the OFSV class, plus more than a dozen major partners and over 450 suppliers and their thousands of employees across the country contributed to these world-class OFSV vessels. To date the National Shipbuilding Strategy has contributed $1.5 billion to Canada’s GDP.