HALIFAX, Dec. 1, 2013 /CNW/ -
Attributable to Kevin McCoy, President, Irving Shipbuilding
We commend the RCMP, as well as the police services in Ontario, for
their diligence in protecting Canadian interests. Lloyd's Register
Canada Ltd. is a supplier to Irving Shipbuilding on the Definition
Contract for the Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS), the first set of
vessels under the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS).
Security of information surrounding the AOPS project, and all NSPS
programs is tightly controlled at Irving Shipbuilding. We adhere to all
security protocols required by our customers.
We can confirm that the accused was at no time employed by or on Irving
Shipbuilding property. We are further being assured by our
subcontractor Lloyd's Register Canada Ltd. that the accused did not
have security clearance and was therefore not involved in any work nor
did he have direct access to any classified or controlled information
pertaining to AOPS or NSPS.
We will look forward to the outcome of investigations by the RCMP and
Police services. We have not yet been contacted by RCMP or any law
enforcement authorities, but will of course cooperate fully with the
investigations as required. We have been in touch with our customers,
apprising them of the details surrounding this matter as we know them
and will continue to keep them updated. We will request additional
investigative assurances from our subcontractor regarding the security
of their systems and their compliance with ours and Canada's security
SOURCE: IRVING SHIPBUILDING INC.
For further information:
Deborah Page, (902) 499-7975, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Keith, (506) 650-8209, email@example.com