Canadian frigate HMCS Halifax returns to service after docking maintenance

Photo: Irving Shipbuilding

The ship’s company of the Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Halifax marched to Halifax Shipyard on September 27 to accept their frigate after a docking work period (DWP).

HMCS Halifax entered the graving dock at Halifax Shipyard on October 20, 2016, for routine maintenance and upgrades to ensure the longevity of the vessel.

According to Irving Shipbuilding, more than 530 of the Halifax Shipyard’s 1,500 employees worked on the ship’s maintenance which took $30 million in spending with more than 60 suppliers involved.

HMCS Halifax was the first of the Royal Canadian Navy’s seven east coast Halifax-class frigates to complete a mid-life overhaul at the Halifax Shipyard as part of the Canadian Halifax-class Modernization program. HMCS Halifax’s mid-life overhaul took place at Halifax Shipyard from 2010 to 2012.

Another Halifax-class frigate, the HMCS Fredericton, is the next one to undergo maintenance having arrived earlier this month for a scheduled DWP similar to the one HMCS Halifax just completed.

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