MarineLog is reporting that Canada’s Ministery of Public Works and Government has awarded a contract valued at an estimated $3.3 billion (Canadian) to Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards to build an additional 10 non-combat vessels for the Canadian Coast Guard,
The additional ships are five Medium Endurance Multi-Tasked Vessels (MEMTVs) and five Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs).
Surprising I haven’t seen any discussion of these ships. The Canadian dollar is worth about $0.965 US so these ships average over $300M so they should be comparable to the Offshore Patrol Cutter. The OPVs might be more Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships, but that seems unlikely since they would have almost certainly referred to them as AOPS rather than OPVs.
Anyone have information on these ships?