Seaspan Shipyards has built and delivered three Offshore Fisheries Science Vessels, the first full class of large vessels under the NSS, for the Canadian Coast Guard. These vessels are acting as the primary offshore fisheries science platforms for Fisheries and Oceans Canada and will be equipped to carry out science research missions. These research missions serve an important role in monitoring the health of fish stocks, understanding the impacts of climate change, and supporting research that allows us to better understand our oceans.
|Length Overall 63.4m||Cruising Speed 8 knots||Light Ship Weight (EOSL) 2468 t|
|Breadth (Moulded) 16 m||Top Speed 12.5 knots||Classificaton Lloyd’s Ice Class PC7|
|Design Waterline 6.15 m||Range 6400 NM||Fishing Missions 8|
|Design Replacement 3212 t||Complement 36 Persons||Oceanic Missions 11|
The OFSV will be the primary offshore fisheries science platform for Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
Containing wet and dry labs, the OFSV is equipped to carry out science research missions.
The OFSV is equipped to carry out secondary missions, such as environmental response to protect Canada’s coasts.