Artic Patrol Vessels Announced

Published: Wednesday, 07/11/2007 12:00 am EDT

Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced eight new Arctic patrol ships on Monday as part of his commitment to asserting Canadian sovereignty over the Arctic. The government will spend about $3.1 billion to build six to eight new Polar Class 5 Artic Offshore Patrol Ships and invest another $.43 billon to operate and maintain the vessels over 25 years.

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