Coast guard’s aging fleet ‘risks falling below international standards’: Internal brief
The feds are spending billions on replacements, but most larger ships are not expected to arrive until at least 2025.
The Canadian Coast Guard Ship Louis S. St-Laurent, right, in the Arctic Ocean Sept. 5, 2009. It was put into service in 1969 and could continue until a replacement arrives, expected in 2022. U.S. Coast Guard photograph by Patrick Kelley