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Submarine Sealift Contract Awarded to EIDE TRANSPORTER

15.12.2004 – The Canadian Department of National Defence has awarded a contract to EIDE Marine Services AS for the sealift of HMCS CHICOUTIMI to Canada from Faslane, Scotland. The contract was awarded following a competitive bidding process.

The embarkation of HMCS CHICOUTIMI will occur between January 5 th and 7 th 2005, with the departure for Canada expected to occur the evening of January 7 th . Arrival in Canada is expected on January 21 st 2005, where the submarine will be disembarked in Halifax. These dates are weather-dependant and may change on short notice.

“ The decision to transfer HMCS CHICOUTIMI by heavy sealift back to Canada was taken after careful consideration of the cost and the imperative to get HMCS CHICOUTIMI back to her operational schedule as soon as possible,” said Vice-Admiral Bruce MacLean, Commander of Canada’s Navy. “By conducting the repairs in Canada, the Navy can combine the repair work with previously scheduled maintenance upgrade work so that we can get HMCS CHICOUTIMI back to sea where she is needed.”

The Canadian Forces’ Combat Camera Team will provide still and video images of the sealift operation in Faslane, Scotland on their website at

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