|Operator:||Canadian Coast Guard|
|Port of registry:||Ottawa, Ontario|
|Builder:||British Hovercraft Corporation, East Cowes, England|
|Homeport:||CCG Hovercraft Base Trois-Rivières, Trois-Rivières-Ouest, Quebec - Quebec Region|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:||Type 200|
|Type:||BHC AP1-88 hovercraft|
|Length:||24.5 m (80 ft 5 in)|
|Beam:||12 m (39 ft 4 in)|
|Range:||600 nmi (1,100 km) at 35 kn (65 km/h; 40 mph)|
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 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
The primary missions of Waban-Aki was icebreaking and performing search and rescue missions in the Saint Lawrence River and its navigable tributaries. Occasionally the Waban-Aki performed navigation aid maintenance.
List of other Canadian Coast Guard hovercrafts:
- "Vessel - Canadian Coast Guard: CCG WABAN-AKI". 2008-03-31. Retrieved 2010-03-19.
- Correo Orinoco, Video and text on hovercraft operation on Rio Orinoco.
- 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.
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