|By Marketwired .||
|November 7, 2011 04:01 PM EST||
HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/07/11 -- The Honourable Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, and the Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, will unveil the first of the Canadian Coast Guard's nine new 'Hero' class ships currently under construction at the Halifax Shipyards. Each vessel bears the name of a fallen Canadian hero.
The family of the late Private James Peter Robertson V.C., honouree of the first ship of the class CCGS Private Robertson V.C., will be in attendance.
Date: November 9, 2011 Time: 1:30 p.m. (local time) Location: Halifax Shipyards 3099 Barrington Street Halifax, Nova Scotia
Please note: Media should arrive by 1:15 pm and require a photo I.D. to access the shipyard. Appropriate footwear is recommended.
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Office of the Honourable Keith Ashfield
Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Canada