CBC: Design of Canadian fisheries ships led to fears of capsizing

Offshore Fisheries Science Vessels

(OTTAWA) — The government's design for the Canadian Coast Guard's new fisheries and science vessels was so faulty that some engineers believed the ships would capsize in heavy seas, CBC News reported. The issue was discovered in 2012 once the blueprints were sent to Seaspan's Vancouver Shipyards. "We immediately set to work with our customer to correct the problem well ahead of the project's production design phase," Seaspan said in a prepared statement. "The (redesigned) outcome proved the value of collaboration with the Coast Guard."

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By Professional Mariner Staff