CCGS Cape Dundas
Sister ship CCGS Cape Sutil at Port Hardy
|Operator:||Canadian Coast Guard|
|Port of registry:||Ottawa, Ontario|
|Builder:||Victoria Shipyards Limited, Victoria, BC|
|Homeport:||Canadian Coast Guard Sub-Station at Amherstburg, Ontario|
|Status:||in active service|
|Class and type:||Cape Class lifeboat|
|Length:||14.6 m (47 ft 11 in)|
|Beam:||4.27 m (14 ft 0 in)|
|Draft:||1.37 m (4 ft 6 in)|
|Propulsion:||2 × diesel electric engines, 675 kW|
|Speed:||22 knots (41 km/h) cruise|
|Range:||200 nmi (370 km)|
The CCGS Cape Dundas is one of the Canadian Coast Guard's 36 Cape class motor life boat. She was christened in 2005, at the Canadian Coast Guard Sub-Station at Amherstburg, Ontario. On May 7, 2006, the crew of the Cape Dundas was credited with discovering a large spill of toxic oil from General Chemicals of Amherstburg.
Like all Cape-class motor lifeboats, Cape Dundas has a displacement of 20 short tons (18 t) and a total length of 47 feet 11 inches (14.61 m) and a beam length of 14 feet (4.3 m). Constructed from marine-grade aluminium, it has a draught length of 4 feet 6 inches (1.37 m). It contains two computer-operated Detroit DDEC-III 6V-92TA diesel engines providing a combined 870 shaft horsepower. It has two 28 by 36 inches (710 mm × 910 mm) four-blade propellers, and its complement is four crew members and five passengers.
The lifeboat has a maximum speed of 25 knots (46 km/h; 29 mph) and a cruising speed of 22 knots (25 mph). Cape-class lifeboats have fuel capacities of 400 US gallons (1,500 l; 330 imp gal) and ranges of 200 nautical miles (370 km; 230 mi) when cruising. Cape Dundas is capable of operating at wind speeds of 50 knots (93 km/h; 58 mph) and wave heights of 30 feet (9.1 m). It can tow ships with displacements of up to 150 tonnes (170 short tons) and can withstand 60 knots (110 km/h; 69 mph) winds and 20 feet (6.1 m)-high breaking waves.
Communication options include Raytheon 152 HF-SSB and Motorola Spectra 9000 VHF50W radios, and a Raytheon RAY 430 loudhailer system. The boat also supports the Simrad TD-L1550 VHF-FM radio direction finder. Raytheon provides a number of other electronic systems for the lifeboat, including the RAYCHART 620, the ST 30 heading indicator and ST 50 depth indicator, the NAV 398 global positioning system, a RAYPILOT 650 autopilot system, and either the R41X AN or SPS-69 radar systems.
Port Hardy Base
Other ships at the base with Clarks Harbour include:
- Milliken Announces the Naming and Dedication of the Cape Hearne in Kingston Ontario. Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Archived here.
- Fisheries and Oceans Canada 2 / 14. Archived here.
- "Motor Life Boat 47-Foot MLB: International Affairs (CG-DCO-I)". United States Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security. 1 July 2015. Retrieved 19 August 2015.