The39-foot NPA Osprey was built by Daigle Welding in Campbell River and is used by the Nanaimo Port Authority.

Daigle-built vessel services the Nanaimo Harbour

The 39-foot NPA Osprey was built in Campbell River and will be used as a multi-purpose vessel

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:

Ambulance bench.

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.

Specifications:

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.