In August 2018, Viking Supply Ships sold its three icebreakers, Tor, Balder and Vidar Viking (built in 2000 and 2001) to Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, which retrofitted them for use by the Canadian Coast Guard.
The Canadian government awarded the Canadian shipyard Chantier Davie a CAD 610 million contract to deliver three converted icebreakers to the Canadian Coast Guard. Under the contract, Davie acquired VSS’ three icebreakers Tor, Balder and Vidar Viking.
These ships will supplement the Coast Guard’s existing fleet while they undergo refits and repairs. They will conduct critical missions such as icebreaking duties for the Southern wintertime program and will be deployed as needed in support of Arctic summertime programs.
Viking Supply Ships booked a net result of the sale of USD 274 million.