Offshore Fisheries Science Vessels

The Mission

Seaspan Shipyards is currently building three Offshore Fisheries Science Vessels for the Canadian Coast Guard. These vessels will be the primary offshore fisheries science platforms for Fisheries and Oceans Canada and will be equipped to carry out science research missions. These research missions will serve an important role in monitoring the health of fish stocks, understanding the impacts of climate change, and supporting research that allows us to better understand our oceans.

 

Specifications

 

Length Overall 63.4m
Cruising Speed 8 knots
Light Ship Weight (EOSL) 2468 t
Breadth (Moulded) 16.0 m
Top Speed 12.5 knots
Classification Lloyd’s Ice Class PC7
Design Waterline 6.15 m
Range 6400 NM
Fishing Missions 8
Design Displacement 3212 t
Complement 36 Persons
Oceanic Missions 11

The OFSV will be the primary offshore fisheries science platform for Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

Containing wet and dry labs, the OFSV is equipped to carry out science research missions.

The OFSV is equipped to carry out secondary missions, such as environmental response to protect Canada’s coasts.

OFSV 3 Progress Gallery 

This gallery showcases photos of the third Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel being constructed. The images are in order from the most recent updates through to the start of construction.

OFSV 2 Progress Gallery 

This gallery showcases photos of the second Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel being constructed. The images are in order from the most recent updates through to the start of construction.

OFSV 1 Progress Gallery 

Each month we capture and share progress photos of the vessels currently being constructed at Seaspan Shipyards. Beginning on the left this gallery showcases the most recent photos of the first Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel first. If you scroll to the right you can view the ship coming together all the way back to the start of construction.