CCGS Ann Harvey

Built in 1987 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the CCGS Ann Harvey is used for buoy tending, search and rescue and icebreaking in the Newfoundland and Labrador Region.

The vessel is named after the daughter of a local Newfoundland fisherman from Isle aux Morts on Newfoundland's southwest coast. In 1828, 17-year-old Ann, and her 12-year-old brother, helped their father rescue 160 crewmembers and passengers from the ship Despatch, which had been driven onto the rocks near their home.  Again in 1838, Ann and her father rescued 25 crewmembers from the ship Rankin. Both rescues were due largely to Ann's strength, determination and courage.

The Ann Harvey, in addition to its buoy tending, search and rescue, and icebreaking duties, it also is used for fisheries enforcement and marine navigational services construction.

The diesel-electric vessel can store up to 780 tonnes of fuel. It also has a hangar to house two helicopters, and it can carry up to 17 tonnes of helicopter fuel. The Ann Harvey has a speed crane derrick with a safe working load of 20 tonnes, and two sea cranes with a safe working load of 2.5 tonnes. It also carries a six-metre fast rescue craft with a quick launch and recovery davit launching system, and a self-propelled barge with its own launching mechanism.

The Ann Harvey can accommodate 47 people. There is one cargo hold with a heated tween deckFootnote 1. The officers' lounge can also be used as an office or conference room. There is a one-bed sick bay with controlled medical supplies on board. Designed to hold a boom, skimmer and other environmental response equipment, the vessel is capable of responding to environmental emergencies.

There are two automatic radar plotting aid radar, two Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS) units, Loran-C and two electronic chart systems. It is also equipped with an Inmarsat B telephone/telex facility, Global Maritime Distress Safety System MF/HF and satellite communications systems and an ice imagery system, which provides ice imagery information.

The vessel has a crew of 24. And, at all times, at least one crewmember on board is a rescue specialist.

Vessel Particulars
Length 83 metres
Width 16.2 metres
Draft (How deep the vessel sits in the water.) 6.22 metres
Displacement (Weight of vessel.) 3,853 gross tonnes
Horsepower 8,847 hp
Maximum speed 16.5 knots
Cruising speed 12 knots


Footnote 1

Tween deck: The deck between the main and bottom of the vessel.

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