Titanic Blunder

Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ships on Course for Disaster
April 11, 2013
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This report demonstrates that the federal government is headed for a disaster with their plans to build Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ships. The authors indicate that an urgent change of course is required, and recommend that the government: cancel the procurement of the A/OPS; to commission 6 to 8 purpose-built high-speed offshore patrol ships based on a proven design; and to rebuild the Coast Guard icebreaker fleet taking into account changing ice conditions and the need for the vessels to fulfill an additional, constabulary role.