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The entire procurement system in Canada is a complete shit show, as witnessed by practically every defence procurement. It's what happens when the general population is apathetic about defence, and politicians are equally as ignorant.mnztr wrote: I does not really have to be ground breaking, just sensible and well excuted would be great. The construction of the new supply ships has turned into the typical shit show. Who knows when they will actually be built
Just over 500t if I remember correctly.Mikeh wrote: So Wiki has the Asterix as able to carry 10,497,000 litres of marine diesel and 1,322,000 litres of f44 aviation fuel.
Two questions if I may:
What is the fuel capacity of a Halifax class frigate?
Is the aviation fuel the same for both the helicopters and the Halifax ship's turbine engine?
Just a high mileage shaft seal. They’ll fix her up.ThePointblank wrote: In related news, the Canadian Coast Guard ship Cygnus is safely back in port after springing a massive leak while on patrol in the Atlantic Ocean:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundl ... -1.4527582
She managed to limp back to port after being met by an offshore supply ship, Atlantic Kingfisher, and another Coast Guard ship.
CCGS Cygnus is almost 40 years old, and she, along with the other offshore fisheries patrol vessels (also equally as old), are due to be replaced under the NSPS, but those replacements will only come after Seaspan finishes building the three Offshore Science vessels, the two supply ships, and the Arctic icebreaker... so probably after a decade or more.
So yeah, the Coast Guard ships patrolling the Atlantic monitoring the fisheries offshore will have to stay in service for more than 50 years..