The Honourable Judy M. Foote, Minister of Public Services and Procurement vand the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, announced today that a $3.6-million contract has been awarded to Newdock – St. John’s Dockyard Ltd., for important refit and maintenance work on the Canadian Coast Guard Ship (CCSG) Samuel Risley.
The CCGS Samuel Risley is an icebreaker and buoy tender based in Parry Sound, Ontario, normally operating in the Great Lakes. The Risley has a capability to break ice up to two feet thick.
Work on the Risley began in June 2016, and is scheduled to be completed by September 2016. Main vessel work includes replacement of the bow thruster, a crane overhaul and a recoating of the hull. The galley will also be refurbished and various pieces of equipment onboard the vessel will be inspected.