CCGS Cape Palmerston
47ft. Multi-Task High Endurance Lifeboat
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.
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