The National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS)

Canada’s long-range plans for non-combatant vessels involves building new ships to replace a seriously aging fleet and those that are no longer in service such as the old Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment vessels .
Alion Canada, as part of the team led by Vancouver Shipyards, is helping to fulfill this mission with an $8 billion award under Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS).  The Alion Team will design and construct ships to include: the Joint Support Ship, the Canadian Coast Guard’s Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel, the Offshore Oceanographic Support Vessel and the Polar Icebreaker.
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 17, 2011) The decommissioned Spruance-class destroyer ex-Paul F. Foster (EDD 964) conducts a successful demonstration of shipboard alternative fuel use while underway in the Pacific Ocean on a 50-50 blend of an algae-derived, hydro-processed algal oil and petroleum F-76. Paul F. Foster has been reconfigured as the Self-Defense Test Ship to provide the Navy an at-sea, remotely controlled, engineering test and evaluation platform without the risk to personnel or operational assets. (U.S. Navy photo by Charlie Houser/Released)