Davie Shipbuilding has completed the construction, commissioning and sea-trials of the first Resolve-Class Naval Support Ship, Asterix. The ship was delivered on time, to budget and most importantly, at an internationally competitive cost. Built in Germany, the former container ship was converted to a naval support ship and is said to cost a fraction of the planned Joint Support Ships. The ship departed Québec City on December 23rd en-route to Canadian Forces Base Halifax where she will enter service with the Royal Canadian Navy and be operated by Federal Fleet Services Inc. A crew of 36 Canadian merchant sailors will work with 100 Royal Canadian Navy personnel on board. The delivery of Asterix represents the first new naval support ship to enter service with the Royal Canadian Navy in over 50 years and also the first large naval platform to be delivered from a Canadian shipyard in over 20 years.