CCGS 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
Decommissioned: 2010
In service: 1987-2010
Homeport: CCG Hovercraft Base Trois-Rivières, Trois-Rivières-Ouest, Quebec - Quebec Region
Identification: CH-CGC
Status: Decommissioned 2010
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: Type 200
Type: BHC AP1-88 hovercraft
Tonnage: GT
Length: 24.5 m (80 ft 5 in)
Beam: 12 m (39 ft 4 in)
  • 4 × Deutz BF 12L513 1760 kW turboprops
  • 2 × Hoffman 2.75 m (9 ft 0 in) propellers
  • 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 was a Canadian Coast Guard hovercraft based at CCG Hovercraft Base Trois-Rivières in Trois-Rivières, Quebec. It was 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 hovercraft was sold in 2010 to Hoverwork UK and was replaced by CCGS Mamilossa. It was then sold to commercial interests in Venezuela renamed "Arauca" and operating on the Rio Orinoco as of 2012[2]

The primary missions of Waban-Aki was icebreaking[3] and performing search and rescue missions in the Saint Lawrence River and its navigable tributaries. Occasionally the Waban-Aki performed navigation aid maintenance.

See also[edit]

List of other Canadian Coast Guard hovercrafts:


  1. ^ a b "Vessel - Canadian Coast Guard: CCG WABAN-AKI". 2008-03-31. Retrieved 2010-03-19. 
  2. ^ Correo Orinoco, Video and text on hovercraft operation on Rio Orinoco.
  3. ^ 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 2015-12-20.