MARCH 4, 2019
ST. JOHN’S – The Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Member of Parliament for St. John’s South – Mount Pearl and Minister of Indigenous Services today announced that Newdock Shipyard of St. John’s has been awarded a $10 million contract to refit and upgrade the Canadian Coast Guard Ship Hudson. The upgrades will allow the vessel to continue providing environment response, fisheries protection, scientific research and search and rescue capabilities.
The contract is predicted to generate 180 jobs over the life of the project at Newdock and with various subcontractors.
“This contract will allow the Coast Guard to keep the CCGS Hudson in the fleet, while also creating and supporting good quality jobs right here in St. John’s.” – The Honourable Seamus O’Regan