Davie shipyard challenges government on new icebreaker

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(OTTAWA) — Quebec's Davie shipyard is offering to take over the Canadian government's much-delayed polar icebreaker project, saying it can do the job for half the price and in just 24 months, CBC News reported. Three years into the government's $36 billion shipbuilding program, no steel has been cut for any of the planned vessels, including the icebreaker Diefenbaker. That's because the shipyard handling the icebreaker job, Seaspan in Vancouver, needs extensive upgrades.

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By Professional Mariner Staff