CCG Fleet: Vessel Details

CCGS ALFRED NEEDLER

Alfred Needler 1 (5x7)

Official Number: 800746

Call Sign: CG2683

General Operation

Vessel Type: Offshore Fishery Science Vessel

Port of Registry: Ottawa, Ontario

Home Region: Atlantic Region

Home Port: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Vessel Status: Active

Crewing Regime

Complement: 21

Officers: 7

Crew: 14

Berths Available: 3

Crewing Regime: Layday

Certificates

Ice Class: none

Class of Voyage: Unlimited - beyond 2000nm

MARPOL: Yes

IMO: 7907104

Construction Details

Builder: Ferguson Industries Ltd., Pictou, Nova Scotia

Build Material: Steel

Owner: Canadian Coast Guard

Year Launched: 1982

Year in Service: 1982

Vessel Specifications

Length: 50.3 m (Metres)

Breadth: 11.0 m (Metres)

Draft: 4.9 m (Metres)

Freeboard: 2.5 m (Metres)

Gross Tonnage: 958.9 t (Tons)

Net Tonnage: 225.0 t (Tons)

Cruising Range: 3000 nm (Nautical Miles)

Endurance: 30 d (Days)

Cruising Speed: 12.0 kts (Knots)

Maximum Speed: 14.0 kts (Knots)

Fresh Water: 45.00 m3 (Cubic Metres)

Fuel Capacity: 209.50 m3 (Cubic Metres)

Fuel Consumption: 4.50 m3/d (Cubic Metres)

Helicopter Facilities This vessel is not helicopter capable
Engineering

Propulsion: Geared Diesel

Main Engines: 

(1) x Caterpillar 3606

Power: 2600kw (KiloWatts)

Propellers: (1) x Controllable Pitch

Bow thrusters: No

Stern thrusters: No

Emergency Generator: (1) x Caterpillar 3306

Generators: 

(2) x Caterpillar 3306

Scientific Equipment

Laboratory Type: Wet

Area: 60.0 Area (Area)

Laboratory Type: Dry

Area: 12.0 Area (Area)

Scientific LAN: Yes

Winches: As per program

Sounders: Not Applicable

Power on Deck (Hydraulic): No  (Electrical): No

Holds and Deck Space

Main Deck: 162.0 m2 (Square Metres)

Boat Deck: 22.5 m2 (Square Metres)

Forcastle: 48.0 m2 (Square Metres)

After Deck: 16.0 m2 (Square Metres)

Container Capacity This vessel cannot accommodate any containers.
Deck Equipment

Main Hoist:  Atlas Polar

SWL: 7.0 t (Tons)

Crane #1:  HIAB Seacrane

SWL: 0.0 t (Tons)

Crane #2:  Cargo crane

SWL: 0.0 t (Tons)

Towing Equipment: Winch

Bollard Pull: 0.0 t (Tons)

Workboat #1: RHIB

Launcher:  Crane

Workboat #2: RHIB

Launcher:  Manual boom

Comms and Navigation Equipment

VHF AM: 

(1) x Bendix-King KY196

VHF FM: 

(1) x Sailor RT-146
(1) x Sailor RT-2048

HF: 

(1) x Harris RF 3200
(1) x Skanti TRP 8255

SatComms: 

(1) x Magnavox MX 2400

Gyro: 

(1) x Sperry Mk 37

Radars: 

Sperry Marine Bridgemaster II - X Band
Sperry Marine Bridgemaster II - S Band

Electronic Charts: 

(1) x ICAN Aldebaran II

Auto Pilot: 

(1) x Comnav 2001

Speed Logs: 

(2) x JRC JLN202

GPS: 

(1) x Magnavox MX51R

MF DF: 

(1) x Simrad DL1620

VHF DF: 

(1) x OAR Cubic 320

Depth Sounders: 

(1) x Elac LAZ-4400
Vessel Images
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Additional Information

Vessel Accomplishments: Not Applicable

Biographical Information: Alfred Walker Holinshead Needler (1906–1998), born in Huntsville, Ontario, was key in establishing research for estimating large migratory marine fish populations. He began his career with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans in 1941 and eventually became Deputy Minister. His noteworthy contributions helped promote Canada’s participation in the North Atlantic Fisheries Organization.

Modernization Information: Not Applicable