Fisheries and Oceans Canada Minister Keith Ashfield has revealed the latest addition to the Canadian Coast Guard fleet. The new vessel named CCGS S. Dudka, after the late Stanley Dudka a decorated veteran of the Second World War and a distinguished fishery officer with the Department, is currently under construction at ABCO Industries Limited boatyard in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.
The CCGS S. Dudka is currently under construction at the ABCO Industries Limited boatyard in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. ABCO was awarded the $2.9 million contract to build the 14-metre vessel for the Canadian Coast Guard.
The CCGS S. Dudka features jet propulsion and will be used primarily for fisheries enforcement duties. The vessel will be based in Alberton, Prince Edward Island and is expected to be delivered in the fall of 2012
Shipbuilding Tribune Staff, September 20, 2012; Image: gc