Vinod Kumar CV, Bangalore
The Canadian Coast Guard received its first new large vessel built under the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) in a ceremony at Sidney, British Columbia, on 27 June 2019.
CCGS Sir John Franklin , is the first of three new Offshore Science Vessels (OFSV) ordered from Seaspan Marine’s Vancouver Shipyards in 2011. Each ship is 63.4-m long and displaces about 3,212 tonnes. They are powered by a 7,750 kW hybrid diesel-electric machinery configuration, conferring a maximum speed of 13 kt and a range of 8,500 n miles.
The ships are rated to Ice Class PC7, conferring a summer and autumn patrol capability in thin first-year ice. They are primarily outfitted with four laboratories and equipment to conduct fisheries science research missions, but have secondary roles in environmental response and Search-and-Rescue (SAR).
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