Canada: Mr. Keith Ashfield Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Visits ABCO Industries Limited Boatyard

The Honourable Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, visited ABCO Industries Limited boatyard in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia today to meet the team who will soon begin work on a new 14-metre Inshore Patrol Vessel for Canadian Coast Guard. The vessel will be used for fisheries enforcement duties.

As part of the government’s commitment to upgrading and replenishing the Canadian Coast Guard fleet, ABCO will build a 14-metre Inshore Patrol Vessel for Canadian Coast Guard. The vessel will feature jet propulsion and will be primarily used for fisheries enforcement duties.

Our government is committed to ensuring that the Canadian Coast Guard has the tools and training they need to do their jobs,” said Minister Ashfield. “I am so pleased to meet the team and see the facility where this new vessel will be built.”

This will be the fifth vessel ABCO has built for Fisheries and Oceans. The first four, CCGS Geliget, CCGS Pointe Caveau, CCGS Kelso and CCGS Viola M. Davidson, are all in service with the Canadian Coast Guard. The new vessel, which has not yet been named, is expected to be delivered in mid-2012 and will be based in Prince Edward Island.

Mr. Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, and Gerald Keddy, Member of Parliament for South Shore-St. Margaret’s toured the ABCO Industries Limited boatyard in Lunenburg on August 18, 2011. ABCO president John Meisner shows Minister Ashfield, MP Keddy, and others the model of a vessel similar to the one ABCO will build for the Canadian Coast Guard.

Source: dfo-mpo.gc, August 22, 2011;

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