Davie Shipyard Float-out the First for Two Decades
The traditional smashing of a champagne bottle on the first ship built at Canada’s oldest and biggest shipyard marked the christening ceremony and float-out of the 'Cecon Pride' in front of some 1,000 guests at the Davie Shipyard, also signalling the resurgence of shipbuilding in Quebec, informs the Gazette Montreal.
The Cecon Pride is the 717th vessel to be built at the Davie shipyard, which was itself launched in 1825.
This offshore service vessel is 130-m in length and specifically built to operate in the harsh conditions of the North Sea oilfields.
Source: The Gazette Montreal/Cecon ASA