CCGH Waban-Aki

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Name: Waban-Aki
Operator: Canadian Coast Guard
Port of registry: Ottawa, Ontario
Builder: British Hovercraft Corporation, East Cowes, England
Yard number: AP1-88
Launched: 1987
In service: 1987-present
Homeport: CCG Hovercraft Base Trois-Rivières, Trois-Rivières-Ouest, Quebec - Quebec Region
Identification: CH-CGC
Status: in active service, as of 2010
General characteristics [1]
Class & type: Type 200
Type: BHC AP1-88 hovercraft
Tonnage: 3 GT (gross tonnage)
Length: 24.5 m (80 ft 5 in)
Beam: 12 m (39 ft 4 in)
Propulsion: 4 × Deutz BF 12L513 1760 kW turboprops
2 × Hoffman 2.75 m (9 ft 0 in) propellers
Speed: 50 knots (93 km/h; 58 mph) maximum
35 knots (65 km/h; 40 mph) cruise
Range: 600 nmi (1,100 km) at 35 kn (65 km/h; 40 mph)
Endurance: 1 day
Complement: 4

CCGH Waban-Aki is a Canadian Coast Guard hovercraft based at CCG Hovercraft Base Trois-Rivières in Trois-Rivières, Quebec. It is a Type 200 AP1-88 ACV[1] and sister ship to CCGH Sipu Muin. Its name is derived from the First Nations term Wabanaki.

The primary missions of Waban-Aki are icebreaking[2] and performing search and rescue missions in the Saint Lawrence River and its navigable tributaries. Occasionally the Waban-Aki performs navigation aid maintenance.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Vessel - Canadian Coast Guard: CCG WABAN-AKI". 2008-03-31. Retrieved 2010-03-19. 
  2. ^ Hovercraft may be used to access ice and tow it away in areas inaccessible to conventional icebreakers as is done with the CCGS Mamilossa, see: "CCGS Mamilossa - Canadian Coast Guard". Retrieved 2010-03-23.