CCGS Penac

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Name: Penac
Namesake: Penac means "fair winds" in the Saanich
Operator: Hovertravel
Canadian Coast Guard
Port of registry: Copenhagen
Ottawa, Ontario
Builder: British Hovercraft Corporation, Cowes, England
Yard number: 820572
Launched: 1984
In service: 1984-present
Refit: 2004
Homeport: CCG Hovercraft Base Richmond, BC - Pacific Region
Identification: CH-CCH
Status: in active service, as of 2011
General characteristics
Type: BHC AP1-88/BHT-130 hovercraft
Tonnage: 3 GT (gross tonnage)
Length: 25.4 m (83 ft 4 in)
Beam: 11.2 m (36 ft 9 in)
Propulsion: Jet drive with 2 variable pitch turbos
Speed: 45 knots (83 km/h; 52 mph) maximum
Endurance: 1 day
Complement: 7

CCGH Penac is a Canadian Coast Guard AP1-88/100 Air Cushioned Vehicle or hovercraft and is based at CCG Hovercraft Base Richmond, BC. The primary missions of Penac is used for SAR off BC.[1]

There are plans to replace Penac with newer ACV http://www.ccg-gcc.gc.ca/e0011739

Penac was purchased from UK in 2004 [2] as a used vessel. Originally named Liv Viking, it was a passenger hovercraft ordered by Hovertravel of Copenhagen and carried the livery for SAS. Liv Viking never entered service as her route was replaced with bridge.[3]

Sold back to the United Kingdom, it was purchased by the Government of Canada and converted to be used by the Canadian Coast Guard. The Liv Viking was stripped to its frame (to save paying design fees) and completely rebuilt to Canadian Coast Guard Specifications.

See also[edit]

List of other Canadian Coast Guard hovercrafts:

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