A piece of Campbell River of workmanship will be patrolling the Nanaimo waterfront.
Daigle Welding & Marine was given the opportunity to design and build the Port of Nanaimo’s new 39-foot patrol/pilot vessel, the NPA Osprey.
The Osprey is a multi-purpose vessel used by the port authority for pilotage/patrol, fire fighting, and water ambulance service to the Southern Gulf Islands and the Nanaimo area.
The Port of Nanaimo sees a considerable amount of ship traffic on a daily basis, including cruise ships using their new terminal.
Features of the vessel include:
Man overboard retrieval davit.
Hydraulic bow and stern thrusters.
Three Lowrance HDS10 displays with side-scan sonar, radar, and GPS plotter.
FLIR thermal camera.
Three mechanical suspension seats.
Three station controls.
Two remote control search lights.
Length: 39 feet; beam, 12.5 feet.
Length: 40 feet, 6 inches; draft, 44 inches.
Top speed, 27 knots; service speed, 23 knots
Fuel capacity: 1,040 litres
Service speed fuel burn at 23 knots, 120 litres per hour.
Twin Volvo D-6 370 diesel engines.