The Canadian Coast Guard will officially dedicate the ocean science research vessel Sir John Franklin to service at a ceremony in Sidney on Thursday.
The CCGS Sir John Franklin will be used by federal scientists to conduct research on fish stocks.
Seaspan Shipyards officially handed the Franklin over to the coast guard in a ceremony on June 27.
It is one of three new fisheries science vessels the British Columbia shipbuilder is producing for the federal government.
The coast guard was to take ownership of the vessel in 2017 but that was before welding defects were discovered, forcing it back in for more work.
The vessel also collided with the Ogden Point breakwater in March while returning from its first week of sea trials, which damaged its rudder and main propeller shaft, requiring repairs.
The Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia and the Commissioner of the Coast Guard will be on hand for the event at the Institute of Ocean Sciences.
with files from Canadian Press and CBC