VARD 7 100 ICE

Type:Offshore Patrol Ship
Class:Ice Breaker
Design:VARD 7 100 Ice Class

The Arctic Offshore Patrol Ship is a VARD 7 100 design that is capable of speeds of over 17 knots in open water and 3 knots ice breaking in 1 m of level ice. The ship was designed to have good seakeeping performance in addition to good icebreaking performance so that the ship can be utilized for patrolling all three of Canada’s coastlines. Vard Marine and BMT Fleet are currently assisting the DND Project Management Office in the development of the System Requirements Document (SRD) and RFP.