Multi-Purpose Vessels

The Mission

The multi-purpose vessels will enable the Canadian Coast Guard to carry out multiple missions, including:

  • icebreaking in moderate ice conditions and assisting in shipping and spring time flood control in the St. Lawrence waterway and Great Lakes region
  • search and rescue, emergency response, and security and protection missions
  • maintaining Canada’s marine navigation system composed of approximately 17,000 aids to navigation

Seaspan Shipyards is getting ready to construct its fourth class of ship under Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) – 16 Multi-Purpose Vessels (MPVs) for the Canadian Coast Guard. Join us on June 22 for a virtual MPV Industry Day to learn more about these multi-mission ships, the program, the design and construction timeline and the opportunities for suppliers.

June 22, 2021 — 9:00 am-10:00 am PDT