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$11.8M for HMCS Chicoutimi Submarine Phase II Repairs

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Are we there yet? (No.) An April 6/05 DID article noted that Canada’s second-hand purchase of 1980s-era Victoria Class submarines from Britain has encountered a number of issues and delays. At present, the Canadian Navy is concentrating almost all of its efforts on getting the subs back to sea after a fatal October 2004 fire on HMCS Chicoutimi sent them to their home ports as a safety precaution… The Canadian navy is now spending $11.8 million to come up with detailed plans to repair the submarine, and a Phase II contract was awarded to Irving Shipbuilding Incorporated of Saint John, NB at its Halifax Shipyard facility. The accident(click to view full) The repair of HMCS Chicoutimi is being conducted in three phases. For the recently completed Phase I, the planning phase, Irving Shipbuilding Inc. was contracted to prepare and dock the submarine, and to develop a plan for Phase II, the survey and assessment phase. Canada’s Department of National Defence then worked closely with the contractor to develop well-defined plans for Phase II of the repair process. These plans, which include quality management, material control, survey and assessment, and engineering processes, will assist in defining the scope of work required […]

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