Ocean Pacific Marine Store and Boatyard won the bid to refit the CFAV Parksville (YTL591).
Based out of CFB Esquimalt – Dockyard (Victoria) this 45-tonne, 46-foot light navy tug is used as an auxiliary vessel for docking the large navy ships and general yard service.
CFAV Parksville was delivered to Ocean Pacific in October and has been receiving a complete rebuild of the engine, full service on the steering and running gear as well as paint above and below the waterline. Several local Campbell River suppliers and contractors will be contributing to the project.
Ocean Pacific is no stranger to large national defence refits, past projects include the CFAV Tillicum, CFAV Black Duck, CFAV Egret and the RCMP vessel PV Lindsey.
Ocean Pacific also recently built a docking barge for the Esquimalt Habour capable of docking two submarines.