CCGC Cape Fox / CCGC Cape Norman

These state-of-the-art search and rescue vessels operate on a 30-minute state-of-readiness with 24-hours-per-day, seven-days-per-week coverage.

Both vessels are named after prominent Capes, located on the Northern Peninsula, in the Newfoundland and Labrador Region.

Both vessels have two engines each, and are capable of all-weather operations. Other benefits include a flying bridge, which allows for unrestricted visibility; a low freeboard to allow casualties to be recovered from the water; and each vessel will right itself when capsized, even if the wheelhouse or survivor’s compartment is flooded. These vessels provide support to Marine Navigational Services, Conservation and Protection (C&P), Pollution Response and other tasks as required by Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) and Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) programs.

Each vessel has a crew of four, which is assigned to each vessel on a two-week-on/two-week-off work cycle allowing the stations to be functional at all times during the operational seasons. And, at all times, at least one crewmember on board is a rescue specialist.

Vessel Particulars
Details Measurements
Length 14.63 metres
Width 4.27 metres
Draft (How deep the vessel sits in the water.) 1.40 metres
Displacement (Weight of vessel.) 33.79 gross tonnes
Horsepower 900 hp
Maximum speed 25 knots
Cruising speed 22 knots

CCGC Cape Fox

Canadian Coast Guard Vessel CCGC Cape Fox

The CCGC Cape Fox is a 47-foot lifeboat built in Victoria, British Columbia. The CCGC Cape Fox is based in Lark Harbour, which is in the Bay of Islands on the west coast of the island portion of the province. It operates primarily in the area from Port aux Basques north to Cow Head.

CCGC Cape Norman

Canadian Coast Guard Vessel CCGC Cape Norman

The CCGC Cape Norman is a 47-foot lifeboat built in Victoria, British Columbia. The CCGC Cape Norman is based in Port au Choix, which is located on the west coast of the island portion of the province on the Northern Peninsula. It operates primarily in the area from Cow Head north to Cape Bauld.