Friday, December 27, 2019

Newest Coast Guard vessel spent Christmas at Northland Terminal

The Sir John Franklin the  newest of the fleet for the
Canadian Coast Guard was in port over the Christmas period

The Canadian Coast Guard vessel Sir John Franklin spent Christmas and part of Boxing Day in port, with the Research and Survey vessel tied up at Northland Terminal for the holiday period.

The Sir John Franklin at Northland Terminal on Boxing Day

The Sir John Franklin is one of the newest Offshore Fisheries Science vessels for the Coast Guard and was built by North Vancouver's Seaspan Shipyards, delivered to the Coast guard earlier this year, it was the first large vessel to be built as part of the National Shipbuilding Strategy.

The ship features a crew of 23, 10 officers and 13 crew. It has a length of 63.4 metres and a breadth of 16 metres. The Sir John Franlin cruises at 8 knots and has a maximum speed of 12.5 knots.

It was introduced into active service on the Pacific coast in August of this year.

The vessel departed late yesterday with Fitz Hugh Sound on the Central Coast its next destination.

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