Seaspan Shipyards launched the CCGS Capt. Jacques Cartier this week. It is the second largest non-combat vessel to be designed and built under Canada's National Shipbuilding Strategy. The boat features four science labs and state of the art acoustic survey equipment. The vessel measures 63.4 metres, and the bow features an ice-strengthened hull which is capable of operating in areas of thin ice. The vessel will soon begin the journey to its home port in Dartmouth, N.S. and is expected to join the coast guard after completing its sea trials.