CCGS Cape Palmerston

47ft. Multi-Task High Endurance Lifeboat

CCGS Cape Palmerston
CCGS Cape Palmerston. Photo: Victoria Shipyards

Official Number: 835203

Port of Registry: Ottawa

Patrol Area: Shore based lifeboat providing response to local inlets, inshore and nearshore waters from assigned CCG station. Total fuel range in optimum conditions at cruising speed: 200nm.

Certification: Home Trade Class II, limited to 50 nm offshore.

Built: 2011 - Victoria Shipyards, Victoria B.C.

Description: High speed self-righting Motor Lifeboat (MLB), Home Trade Class II vessel with sea keeping ability to sea state 5.

Duties: Search & Rescue, Fisheries Patrol and Enforcement, Pollution Response and other tasks as required by Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Canadian Coast Guard Programs.

Crewing: Staffed on an 8 hour day with 16 hours stand-by.

Crew: Crew of 4

Survivor Capacity: 5 people

Displacement: 21 tonnes

Draft: 1.37 m (4.5ft)

Length: 14.36 m (47’ 11” 7/8 ft)

Breadth: 4.7 m (14ft)

Propulsion: 2 x Caterpillar C12 geared diesel engines with two fixed-pitch, four blade propellers.

Horsepower: 677 kW (908 bhp)

Max. Speed: 25 knots (46.3 kph / 28.8 mph)

Cruising Speed: 22 knots (40.7 kph/ 25.3 mph)

Fuel Capacity: 1450 litres (318.96 imp gals.)

Water Capacity: 22.7 litres (4.84 imp gals.)

Electrical: 2 engine-driven 120V AC generators, 5kW each. 2 shaft-driven 24V DC generators, 280 Amp each.

Towing Capability: 2 nylon braid. 150 tons displacement.

Auxiliary Equipment: 1 Zodiac ERB380 with auto inflation and 15HP motor.