Friday, 30 August 2019 09:24

AUGUST 30 – CCG Sir John Franklin

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The Canadian Coast Guard has officially named the Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel CCGS Sir John Franklin during a dedication to service ceremony. The vessel is the first of three Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel built under the National Shipbuilding Strategy. The home port for the CCGS Sir John Franklin will be the Institute of Ocean Sciences in Sidney, British Columbia, where it will ensure that Fisheries and Oceans scientists are working with modern equipment to conduct vital work and data collection in support of our marine ecosystem. The vessel will also support environmental response and search and rescue operations, when needed.

Length (m):  63.4

Breadth (m):  16

Draft (m):  6.2

Built: 2017

DWT: 900

Flag: Canada



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