Budget inadequate for new Canadian research vessel, lawmakers told

(OTTAWA) — The current $144 million budget for a new Canadian offshore oceanographic research vessel is inadequate and will need to be increased to complete the work, CTV News reported via The Canadian Press. The ship, one of the key civilian projects under the new national shipbuilding strategy, will be built by Vancouver-based Seaspan. If approved by the new Trudeau government, it would be the second funding injection for the program in the last eight years.

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By Professional Mariner Staff