CCGS Sir Wilfrid Laurier arrives at Vancouver Drydock for extensive refit project

December 18, 2023

CCGS Sir Wilfrid Laurier arrived at Seaspan’s Vancouver Drydock  in North Vancouver in November to undergo an extensive refit through April 2024 –  one of the biggest projects the Vancouver Drydock team has taken on in recent years.

Given the scope of the project, there will be more than 100 dedicated tradespeople working on the vessel each day.

As a multi-mission icebreaker, the Victoria-based vessel is tasked with undertaking scientific research, search and rescue, fisheries enforcement and other missions as needed in coastal waters and the Canadian Arctic. It is a vital part of Canada’s icebreaking fleet for both commercial and security purposes. With a gross tonnage of 3,812, CCGS Sir Wilfrid Laurier is among the largest vessels currently operated by the Coast Guard.