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Budget watchdog suggests Navy could buy converted Davie supply ships

Parliamentary budget watchdog Yves Giroux has suggested the federal government could buy two converted civilian vessels from Davie shipyard in Lévis, Quebec to serve as support ships for the Royal Canadian Navy for a fraction of the cost of building brand new ones, according to Canadian Press. In a new report, Mr. Giroux estimates the …

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Pirates kidnapping more seafarers off West Africa, IMB reports

Anti-piracy training in the Gulf of Guinea. Photo: US Navy In its latest report for the third quarter of the year, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) bureau notes pirates armed with guns and knives are abducting larger groups of seafarers further off the West African coast than before. IMB’s latest global piracy report details …

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Davie makes history with return of Royal Canadian Navy frigates

  LÉVIS, QC – Davie, Canada’s largest, longest-established and highest capacity shipbuilder, made history today with the official launch of the long-term naval frigate maintenance and upgrade program. A welcome ceremony for HMCS St. John’s was hosted by James Davies, President and CEO of Davie Shipbuilding, Honourable Jean Yves Duclos, President of the Treasury Board of Canada,  Marie-Eve Proulx, minister …

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Nigeria getting serious about monitoring activities around maritime frontiers

De Haas DHM 1050 boats for Nigeria. Photo: Defense Web The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (Nimasa) has taken delivery of patrol vessels and rigid-hulled inflatable boats as part of its Deep Blue maritime security project, and is gearing up to receive maritime surveillance jets, helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles and other equipment. In February …

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