Mark Collins – RCN Joint Support Ship Stopgap: Feds Talking with Davie, Québec, Part 2

Further to this post, one of mine at Milnet.ca with more on the Davie proposal–with my politically-oriented speculating on ditching the Navy’s Joint Support Ships for more of the leased Davie rebuilds plus more new Coast Guard icebreakers sooner–a Davie image:

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Keep in mind that as things stand Seaspan Vancouver is supposed to build two (being realistic) JSS for $2.6 billion and then one icebreaker for $1.3 billion–so the two ship types cost about the same each.

And here’s another Milnet.ca post indicating the Davie ship will be large indeed.

Mark Collins, a prolific Ottawa blogger, is a Fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute; he tweets @Mark3Ds

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9 thoughts on “Mark Collins – RCN Joint Support Ship Stopgap: Feds Talking with Davie, Québec, Part 2”

  1. As for the who ship building program in general. We saw prices pretty well double with one of the big contributers being the price of steel. Now that prices are like this.
    http://www.metalprices.com/p/SteelBenchmarkerFreeChart

    I wonder if the prices will go down and if the government will get this rolling while prices are low. Mind you oil prices have collapsed which means the price of paving has gone down with it. There has never been a better time for an infrastructure program. Lets see if any one takes advantage.

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