Construction begins on 3rd Arctic patrol vessel at Halifax Shipyard

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Irving Shipbuilding workers look on at a ceremony as the first piece of steel is cut on the third Arctic patrol vessel for the Royal Canadian Navy in Halifax on Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017. Irving is building five to six Arctic patrol vessels under Ottawa’s national shipbuilding strategy.

Canada’s federal procurement minister isn’t ruling out the possibility of asking Irving Shipbuilding to build more Arctic patrol vessels to address a looming gap in the construction of two new fleets of naval vessels in Halifax.

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