First piece of steel cut for the future HMCS Max Bernays

A military ship navigating through icy waters.
Artist’s impression of the Harry Dewolf-Class Arctic/Offshore Patrol Vessel. ©Irving Shipbuilding Inc. 2015

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The Government of Canada announced the start of construction on the third Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS), the future HMCS Max Bernays, in Nova Scotia.

The first piece of steel was cut for the ship on December 19. This will be the third AOPS, which is part of the National Shipbuilding Strategy’s combat vessel work package.

These vessels will provide armed, sea-borne surveillance of Canadian waters, including in the Arctic where they will enforce Canadian sovereignty in cooperation with Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) partners and other government departments.

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