HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Nov. 08, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Earlier today the shipbuilders at Halifax Shipyard successfully transitioned the future HMCS Margaret Brooke from land-level onto a submersible barge for the vessel’s planned launch.
The future HMCS Margaret Brook is the second of six Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) the shipbuilders at Halifax Shipyard are building for the Royal Canadian Navy as part of Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy.
Weather permitting, the barge carrying the future HMCS Margaret Brooke will be towed from Halifax Shipyard to a launch site in Bedford Basin, located off the shore of Rockingham. Once moored at the launch site, the barge will be submerged in a controlled manner over many hours and the future HMCS Margaret Brooke will float off.
Marine traffic is advised to stay a safe distance from the launch site, no less than 500 metres, and reduce speed to minimize waves.
Following the launch, the future HMCS Margaret Brooke will be towed to Halifax Shipyard where our shipbuilders will continue working on the ship with completion planned for later next year.
Director of Communications
Irving Shipbuilding Inc.
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