CCG Fleet: Vessel Details


Martha L. Black alongside at CG Base Québec

Official Number: 806313

Call Sign: CGCC

General Operation

Vessel Type: High Endurance Multi-Tasked Vessel

Port of Registry: Ottawa, Ontario

Home Region: Central and Arctic

Home Port: Québec, Quebec

Vessel Status: Active

Crewing Regime

Complement: 26

Officers: 10

Crew: 16

Berths Available: 26

Crewing Regime: Layday


Ice Class: Arctic Class 2

Class of Voyage: Unlimited - beyond 2000nm


IMO: 8320432

Construction Details

Builder: Versatile Pacific Inc., North Vancouver, British Columbia

Build Material: Steel

Owner: Canadian Coast Guard

Year Launched: 1985

Year in Service: 1985

Vessel Specifications

Length: 83.0 m (Metres)

Breadth: 16.2 m (Metres)

Draft: 6.1 m (Metres)

Freeboard: 1.7 m (Metres)

Gross Tonnage: 3818.1 t (Tons)

Net Tonnage: 1529.4 t (Tons)

Cruising Range: 14500 nm (Nautical Miles)

Endurance: 120 d (Days)

Cruising Speed: 14.0 kts (Knots)

Maximum Speed: 15.1 kts (Knots)

Fresh Water: 101.30 m3 (Cubic Metres)

Fuel Capacity: 1086.00 m3 (Cubic Metres)

Fuel Consumption: 6.50 m3/d (Cubic Metres)

Helicopter Facilities

Helicopter Capacity: 1

Type(s): MBB Bo105, Bell 206L

Flight Deck: Yes

Area: 195.0 m2 (Square Metres)

Hangar: Yes

Area: 103.0 m2 (Square Metres)

Storage: Yes

Fuel: 22.8 m3 (Cubic Metres)


Propulsion: Diesel Electric AC/AC

Main Engines: 

(3) x Alco 251F

Power: 5250kw (KiloWatts)

Propellers: (2) x Fixed Pitch

Bow thrusters: Yes

Stern thrusters: No

Emergency Generator: (1) x Caterpillar 3306


(1) x Caterpillar 3508

Scientific Equipment

Laboratory Type: Hydrographic

Area: 25.0 Area (Area)

Scientific LAN: No

Winches: No

Sounders: Not Applicable

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

Holds and Deck Space

Hold #1: 980.0 m3 (Cubic Metres)

Hatch Size:  5.5 x 5.0

Main Deck: 330.0 m2 (Square Metres)

Boat Deck: 168.0 m2 (Square Metres)

Forcastle: 78.0 m2 (Square Metres)

After Deck: 133.0 m2 (Square Metres)

Container Capacity

Focsle: 1

Flight Deck: 1

Deck Equipment

Main Hoist:  Speedcrane

SWL: 20.0 t (Tons)

Crane #1:  HIAB Seacrane

SWL: 0.0 t (Tons)

Crane #2:  HIAB Seacrane

SWL: 0.0 t (Tons)

Towing Equipment: Winch

Bollard Pull: 0.0 t (Tons)

Workboat #1: RHIB

Launcher:  Miranda Davit

Workboat #2: SP Barge

Launcher:  Standard Davit

Workboat #3: RHIB

Launcher: HIAB Seacrane

Comms and Navigation Equipment


(1) x Collins 251


(1) x Sailor RT-146


(1) x Motorola Micom


(1) x Westinghouse Series 1000 Msat

Weather Fax: 

(1) x Furuno Fax 208


(2) x Anschutz Standard 20


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

Electronic Charts: 

(1) x ICAN Aldebaran II

Auto Pilot: 

(1) x Wagner Mk 6

Speed Logs: 

(1) x Sperry Marine SRD-331


(1) x Magnavox MX200
(1) x SAAB R4 (AIS)


(1) x Taiyo C338 HS


(1) x OAR Cubic 320

Depth Sounders: 

(1) x Elac LAZ-72
Vessel Images
Deck Plan: 
Martha L. Black - ice ops
Other Images
Martha L. Black 4 (5x7) bow
Martha L. Black 3 (5x7) in ice
Additional Information

Vessel Accomplishments: 

Biographical Information: Martha Louise Black (1866-1957). Born in Chicago, Illinois, Martha Black immigrated to Canada during the Yukon Gold Rush, and became one of the pioneering settlers of the Yukon. She made her living by staking gold mining claims, and running a saw mill. In 1935 she was elected to Canada’s Parliament, becoming the second women ever to be elected to the House of Commons. Her great love of botany and the Yukon led her to be awarded the Order of British Empire for “cultural and social contributions to the Yukon.”

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