Pierre Radisson

Peter R. Cresswell

Pierre Radisson was built in 1978, is 322 feet long and flies a Canadian flag

The Quebec based Pierre Radisson is part of the Canadian Coast Guard fleet. She can carry sufficient provisions for 140 days and enough fuel to travel 15,000 nautical miles at cruising speed. Her powerful diesel-electric propulsion system powers her through ice a meter thick at a speed of 6 knots. She is fitted with equipment that can turn salt water into drinking water to meet the needs of at least 80 people. In addition to sophisticated navigation and communication equipment, she has a landing deck for a helicopter.
She is usually in the Gulf of St Lawrence but in the spring of 2014, she did extensive service in the Great Lakes particularly on Lake Superior. In the summer, she usually provides a variety of services in the Arctic.

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