Tim Colton’s “Maritime Memos” reports STX Canada Marine has been awarded a $9.5M contract to design Canada’s new icebreaker and goes on to make a suggestion:
“Say, Dave, could you please design it so that it meets the US Coast Guard’s requirements as well? Then maybe Vancouver Shipyards could build four of them, one for you and three for us? Why is Canada only building one, anyway, when you obviously need at least three?”
Lots of other good stuff there as well including: new Navy AGOR, Congress on harbor maintenance, changes in the Navy’s ship building programs.