CCGS Pierre Radisson
Source: Canadian Coast Guard
The CCGS Pierre Radisson is based in Québec. Her powerful
diesel-electric propulsion system powers her through ice a meter thick at a speed
of 6 knots. She is an essential tool in the Canadian icebreaking program.
The vessel can carry sufficient provisions for 140 days and enough fuel to
travel 15 000 nautical miles at cruising speed. She is fitted with equipment
that can turn salt water into drinking water to meet the needs of at least
80 people. In addition to sophisticated navigation and communication equipment,
she has a landing deck and a helicopter.
In winter, the Pierre Radisson is assigned to icebreaking and ship
escort operations in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and on the St.Lawrence River
and Saguenay River. In late winter, she can be called upon to carry out
icebreaking and ship escort operations in the St. Lawrence Seaway and on
the Great Lakes.
Every summer, the vessel travels to the Canadian Arctic to escort commercial
ships and start up and maintain navigation aids. While in the Arctic, the
Pierre Radisson also serves as a primary search and rescue unit and
provides support to scientific missions when possible.
- Medium/River Icebreaker
- 98,33 m
- 19,51 m
- 7,16 m
- Full load displacement
- 8 090 tm
- 11 155 kW
- Maximum speed
- 16,9 knots
- Cruising speed
- 12,5 knots
- Core crew
- Burrard Dry Dock, C.-B.
- Year built