CCG Fleet: Vessel Details

CCGS AMUNDSEN

Amundsen 4 (5x7)

383347
CGDT
General Operation
Medium Icebreaker
Ont. - Ottawa
Central and Arctic
Que. - Québec
Active
Crewing Regime
31
11
20
51
Layday
Certificates
Arctic Class 3
Unlimited - beyond 2000nm
Yes
7510846
Construction Details
Burrard Dry Dock Co. Ltd.
Steel
Canadian Coast Guard
1979
1979
Vessel Specifications
98.2
19.5
7.2
3.7
5911
1678.8
35000
100
14
16
135
2471
23
Helicopter Facilities
0
MBB - Bo105, Bell - 206B, Bell - 206L
Yes
229
Yes
99
Yes
3
Engineering
Diesel electric AC/DC
(6) x Alco - M251F
13200
(2) x Fixed Pitch
Yes
No
(1) x Caterpillar - 398
(3) x MTU - 8V4000M
Scientific Equipment
Moon Pool & ROV Control room
12.5
Geology & Paleology
19.4
Nutrient Lab
19.5
Yes
5 - Hawboldt winches
Power on Deck  Yes  Yes
Holds and Deck Space
94.5
Hatch Size : 4.6 x 4
95
Hatch Size : 3.5 x 2.9
354
483
123
Container Capacity
3
4
Deck Equipment
Hepburn 75M-0526
8
Hepburn 75M-0526
8
Hepburn 75M-0526
8
Hepburn 75M-0526
8
RHIB
Miranda Davit
SP Barge
Standard Davit
RHIB
HIAB - Seacrane
Comms and Navigation Equipment
(1) x Icom - L
(3) x Sailor - RT-5022
(2) x Sailor - HC4500
(1) x Motorola - Micom
(1) x Westinghouse Series 1000 Msat
(1) x Sailor SC4000 Iridium
(1) x Fleet Broadband 500
(1) x JRC - JAX-9
(2) x Anschutz - Standard 20
Sperry Marine - Bridgemaster E - X Band
Sperry Marine - Bridgemaster E - S Band
Sperry Marine - Bridgemaster E - X Band
(1) x ICAN Aldebaran II
(1) x OSL ECPINS
(1) x Sperry ADG 6000
(1) x Sperry Marine - SRD-331
(1) x SAAB - R4 (AIS)
(1) x Taiyo - C338 HS
(1) x OAR - Cubic DF4400
(2) x Skipper - GDS 101
(1) x Simrad - EM302
Vessel Images
Amundsen in Hudson Bay
Amundsen 5 (5x7)
Amundsen 3 (5x7) alongside
Additional Information
Roald Engebreth Gravning Amundsen (1872-1928). Born in Borge, Norway, he gained international fame when he led the first Antarctic expedition to the South Pole. The first man to undisputedly reach both the North and South Poles, he was also the first to person to successfully traverse the Northwest passage. In 1928 during a rescue mission, while flying over the Arctic Ocean, Amundsen disappeared. Although his body was never recovered, his legacy of Arctic exploration continues.
In 2002, the CCGS SIR JOHN FRANKLIN was converted from a Medium Icebreaker to an Arctic Research Vessel and re-named CCGS AMUNDSEN. The vessel underwent an extensive modernization which included the addition of the following equipment: a 2.2m x 2.3m Moon pool and control room, an ROV control room, a CTD Rosette Room and Control Room. On the upper deck, a filtration lab, a freezer lab, a geochemistry lab, a wet lab, a refrigeration lab, a Benthos lab, a Geology lab , and a Paleogoly lab were added. On the main deck, a science lab, a nutrient lab, a salinometer lab, and a zooplankton lab were added. The ship also carries 5 scientific container labs: a wet lab, a RADVAN lab, a PILMS lab, a dry lab and a mooring lab, as well as 2 storage containers for scientific equipment.