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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the
W. E. Ricker (CCGS)

Last Updated - 2/28/2005
Main Activities
Capacities & Workspaces
Range, Speed, Endurance
DP Equipment
CTD Specs
Coring Specs
Underwater Vehicles
Diving Capabilities
Engineering Design
Navigation & Communications
Acoustics & Profiling
Winches, Gantries & Cranes
Country: Canada

NODC Code:

    Call Sign: CG2965
Owner: Canadian Coast Guard
Operator: Canadian Coast Guard - Pacific Region
Address: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Suite 200 - 401 Burrard Street,
Vancouver, B.C. Canada
Telephone: 604-775-8888
Year Built: 1978
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:


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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 58  m
  Breadth: 9.5  m
  Freeboard to working deck: 1.9  m
  Max. draft: 4.5  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Fisheries Research
  Operating Area: Pacific Ocean
  Navy Grids Supported:

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 1104.5  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: 0  m3
  Fuel: 290  m3
  Wet Labs Area: 51  m2
  Dry Lab Area: 13  m2
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
31  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: 7  m3/day
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: N/A
  Free Working Deck Area: 150  m2
  Space for container lab: No  m
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: No  m

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 6000  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 10  kts.
  Max. Speed: 11.5  kts.
  Endurance: 50  days

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  Officers: 6
  Other crew: 13
  Scientists: 17
  Air Conditioned:  No

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: Not Supplied
  Printing/Plotting: Not Supplied

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CTD Specifications:

  CTD Aboard: Yes
  CTD Type: Sea-Bird 911
  CTD Tow able: No
  CTD Oxygen Sensing: Yes
  CTD Transmissivity: Yes
  CTD Fluormeter: Yes
  CTD Rosette: No

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Coring Specifications:

  Coring Capabilities Aboard: N/A
  Grab Sampler: Can be carried
  Box Corer: N/A
  Gravity Corer: N/A
  Piston Corer: N/A
  Multi Corer: N/A

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Underwater Vehicle Capabilities:

  Underwater Vehicle Support: No
  ROVs: No
  AUVs: No
  Submersibles: No

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Diving Support:

  Diving Capabilities: N/A

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Engineering Design Particulars


Ice Breaking Ability:


Hull Materials:

  Dynamic Positioning Ability: Unknown
  Engines: Main engine(s): number:  1   make:  Akasaka AH40- 6 cyl
Power (BHP) each engine:  2500 hp
Propeller Diameter:  2.6   m Max. RPM:   290
Total power auxiliary diesels:  450   HP
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 240/120
     kVA: Unknown
    Phases: 3/3


60/60  Hz

Stabilized System:   VAC  Unknown  AMPs   Unknown  Hz



  24   Volts with  Unknown  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: Radar (X & S Band); Loran C; Gyro Compass; OSL ECPINS; MF/VHF DF
  Communications Equipment: VHF: AM & FM, HF, WeatherFax,
  Satellite Communications Equipment: 1 - JRC JUE-45A
  GPS: 2 X Northstar 941X

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: Depth Sounders, Simrad EQ55: EK500
  Sonar Type: Wesmar HD600E
  Sea Surface Mapping System: N/A
  Side Scanning: 1 - Wesmar SS265
  Multibeam: Unknown
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: RDI - ADCP
  Silent Ship Operations: N/A

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  Winches: 2  
    Steel Wire Length: Unknown  safe working load:  Unknown
    Conducting Cable Length:  0  m , safe working load:  0  tons
    Trawl winch length:  2000  m , safe working load:  10  tons
    Other Winches:
      Length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
  Gantry: Position: stern

Clearance above deck:  8  m , and outboard extension:  2  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  5  tons

  Crane: Position: stbd aft hiab

Clearance above deck:  Unknown  and outboard extension:  8.4  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  2.06  tons

  Other:   port side hiab 8.3m reach @ 1.25tonnes, 1 CTD winch

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: Narasaki Senpakukogyo Ltd., Muroran Hokkaido Japan
  Classification Society: 100A1
  Others, Specify: Unknown
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