[19] On 10 August 2018, Viking Supply Ships announced the sale of its three vessels to Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada for $274 million. Through its icebreaking program, the Canadian Coast Guard supports safe marine traffic in and around ice-covered waters, provides aid to navigation, and ensures our waterways are safe and accessible for business year-round. The CCGS Captain Molly Kool keeps our vibrant Canadian economy running. [9] [10] The vessel was acquired by the Canadian Coast Guard in August 2018 and was commissioned in May of the next year after refit. In 2016, Davie Shipbuilding began offering Vidar Viking and her sister ships as a replacement to the ageing Canadian Coast Guard icebreakers under the moniker Project Resolute. At design draught, she draws 6.5 metres (21 ft) of water, but can be loaded to a maximum draught of 7.22 metres (24 ft) which corresponds to a displacement of 6,872 tons. However, the conversion work has been delayed and the delivery date is not known as of July 2020. is an integral part of the Coast Guard’s fleet, all season long. [16] [17] Vidar Viking was reflagged to Danish International Register of Shipping in 2016 and to Norway in 2017. CAPTAIN MOLLY KOOL Current Position (Anchor Handling Vessel, MMSI: 316038803, IMO: 9199646) - MyShipTracking. The CCGS Captain Molly Kool is 93.7 metres long and 18 metres wide. In the winter she provides essential icebreaking measures to ensure continued trade operations in the St. Lawrence and Gulf, while fulfilling Arctic region resupply operations in the summer. In 1939, she obtained her coastal Master's Certificate and graduated from the Merchant Marine Institute in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Kigoriak is a Russian icebreaking anchor handling tug supply vessel. In 1989 the vessel was sold for scrap and broken up at Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Her IMO number is 9199646 and MMSI number is 316038803. The contract expired in 2015. Icebreaker CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent Leaves Northern Waters Concluding Canadian Coast Guard’s 2019 Arctic Operational Season. Constructed in 1986, the vessel serves a variety of roles, including light ice-breaking and buoy tending, as well as being strengthened for navigation in ice to perform tasking along the shores off the Atlantic coast of Canada. CCGS Des Groseilliers is a Pierre Radisson-class icebreaker in the Canadian Coast Guard. CCGS Captain Molly Kool can operate continuously without refuelling for roughly 25 days and has a crew of 19, says Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans. In February 2010 Balder Viking, Vidar Viking and Loke Viking were chartered by Edinburgh-based oil company Cairn Energy for four months, starting in June 2010, for drilling operations in Baffin Bay. [26] During the operation, Captain Molly Kool used her towing notch, a feature not present in other CCG icebreakers currently in service, to escort the stricken tanker through the ice. CCGS Captain Molly Kool Naval Americas . This is an example of our renewal efforts in action to modernize the fleet and bringing new capabilities to the Coast Guard", "Canadian Coast Guard welcomes first Coast Guard icebreaker in 25 years, CCGS Captain Molly Kool", CCG Base St John's (Newfoundland and Labrador Region). CCGS Captain Molly Kool has two sister vessels, CCGS Jean Goodwill and CCGS Vincent Massey, both of which are converted offshore vessels. Thank you to the workers at Davie Shipbuilding for the refit on this vessel, and to the crew members aboard CCGS Captain Molly Kool who will continue delivering crucial icebreaking services during this upcoming season. Some of the modifications the Coast Guard plans for the vessel, and her sister ships, were deferred, so that she could be employed ice-breaking in the St Lawrence estuary during the winter of 2019. In 2019, she was contract to Russia for two years. The vessel is named after Médard Chouart des Groseilliers (1618–1669) a close associate of Pierre-Esprit Radisson in explorations west of the Great Lakes and the founding of the British Hudson's Bay Company. In July 2007 the federal government announced plans for acquiring six to eight icebreaking warships for the RCN. Built by Saint John Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company for Canadian Marine Drilling (Canmar) in 1979 as Canmar Kigoriak, she was the first commercial icebreaking vessel developed to support offshore oil exploration in the Beaufort Sea. She was originally built by Burrard-Yarrows Corporation in Canada in 1983 as part of an Arctic drilling system developed by BeauDril, the drilling subsidiary of Gulf Canada Resources. The vessel will now transit to its homeport in St. John’s, Newfoundland, and prepare for the winter icebreaking season. The vessel remained on location in the multi-year polar ice pack for nine days while being supported by the Swedish icebreaker Oden and the Russian nuclear-powered icebreaker Sovetskiy Soyuz . CCGS Captain Molly Kool. In the winter she provides essential icebreaking measures to, ensure continued trade operations in the St. Lawrence and Gulf, while fulfilling Arctic region resupply operations in the summer. The ship entered service in 1982. Her namesake, John G. Diefenbaker, was Canada's 13th prime minister. After the offshore oil exploration in the Beaufort Sea ended in the early 1990s, she was sold to the Canadian shipping company Fednav in 1997 and renamed Arctic Kalvik. 2:03. The first of the three icebreakers, named CCGS Captain Molly Kool in CCG service, entered into service in late 2018 and is homeported in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. The CCGS Captain Molly Kool is 93.7 meters long and 18 meters wide. Formed in 1962, the coast guard is tasked with marine search and rescue, communication, navigation and transportation issues in Canadian waters, such as navigation aids and icebreaking, marine pollution response and providing support for other Canadian government initiatives. After the offshore oil exploration in the Beaufort Sea ended in the early 1990s, she was first leased and then sold to the Canadian Coast Guard. She has two eight-cylinder MaK 8M32 and two six-cylinder MaK 6M32 diesel engines rated at 3,840 kW (5,150 hp) and 2,880 kW (3,860 hp) each. The $200 million vessel was built in 2012 by North American Shipbuilding in Larose, Louisiana and LaShip in Houma, Louisiana. December 21, 2020 - Lévis, Quebec Canadian Coast Guard. [8] She was originally built as an icebreaking anchor handling tug Vidar Viking for Trans Viking Icebreaking & Offshore in 2001. Jane Deeks Press Secretary  Office of the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard                   343-550-9594 Jane.Deeks@dfo-mpo.gc.ca, Media Relations Fisheries and Oceans Canada 613-990-7537 Media.xncr@dfo-mpo.gc.ca. Icebreaking services are essential to keep shipping traffic moving and ports open throughout all four seasons in Canada. CCGS Vincent Massey is an icebreaking anchor handling tug supply vessel (AHTS) being converted to a medium class icebreaker for the Canadian Coast Guard. [6], On 22 March 2019, Captain Molly Kool and CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent were dispatched to aid the tanker Jana Desgagnes which had damaged a rudder in heavy ice 16 nautical miles (30 km; 18 mi) southwest of Port-aux-Basques, Newfoundland. Icebreaking services are essential to keep shipping traffic moving and ports open throughout all four seasons in Canada. However, due to delays the conversion of the vessel is now expected to be completed in late 2020. The National Shipbuilding Strategy is a long-term commitment to domestic shipbuilding that is not just about building ships; it is about revitalizing and re-invigorating a world-class marine industry that supports Canadian technological innovation and brings jobs and prosperity to many communities across the country. The CCGS Captain Molly Kool can maintain a speed of 3 knots through ice up to 1 metre thick. Through its icebreaking program, the Canadian Coast Guard supports safe marine traffic in and around ice-covered waters, provides aid to navigation, and ensures our waterways are safe and accessible for business year-round. It was Diefenbaker's government that founded the Canadian Coast Guard in 1962. Main ship particulars are length of … She was originally built as Balder Viking for Trans Viking Icebreaking & Offshore AS in 2000. It is classed as a medium icebreaker, and can maintain a speed of three knots through ice up to a meter thick. The ship was constructed in British Columbia in the 1970s and has been in service ever since. CCGS Captain Molly Kool can operate continuously without refuelling for roughly 25 days and has a crew of 19, says Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans. The vessel was acquired by the Canadian Coast Guard in … The CCGS Captain Molly Kool was accepted into the Coast Guard fleet in December 2018, and its homeport is in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. MIB#2: CCGS Jean Goodwill. [3] Originally built to DNV ice class "ICE-10 Icebreaker", her hull structures and propulsion system will be upgraded to Polar Class 4 level [7] and the vessel will be rated as Arctic Class 2 in Canadian service. the ship was acquired by the coast guard last year, and will be modified in when the work on the other two ships of the class are in service. 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The second and third vessels will be accepted into service in late 2019 and summer 2020, respectively. This article is within the scope of WikiProject Ships, a project to improve all Ship-related articles.If you would like to help improve this and other articles, please join the project, or contribute to the project discussion.All interested editors are welcome. She was previously operated by Wagenborg Kazakhstan in the Caspian Sea but was transferred to Canada in 2017 and acquired by Fathom Offshore in 2018. With a total propulsion power of 13,440 kW (18,020 hp), she can achieve a maximum speed of 16 knots (30 km/h; 18 mph) in open water and break 1-metre (3.3 ft) ice at a continuous speed of 3 knots (5.6 km/h; 3.5 mph). She was originally built as Tor Viking for Trans Viking Icebreaking & Offshore AS in 2000 and has also traded under the name Tor Viking II. The CCG is headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario, and is a special operating agency within Fisheries and Oceans Canada. [20] [21] Once retrofitted at Davie Shipbuilding, the vessels are expected to remain in service in the Canadian Coast Guard for 15 to 25 years. [24] She had been repainted in Coast Guard livery on 13 November 2018. Captain Molly Kool was an inspirational woman who blazed a new trail in a male dominated world Women Deliver. CCGS Captain Molly Kool is a Canadian Coast Guard converted medium class icebreaker. Earl Grey is the second icebreaker in Canadian service to carry the name. She has been chartered by Royal Dutch Shell to support oil exploration and drilling in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska. Through the National Shipbuilding Strategy, the Government of Canada is. The CCGS Captain Molly Kool, which entered into service in 2018, is the first of three medium interim icebreakers acquired to supplement the Coast Guard’s existing fleet during vessel life extension and repair periods and while new ships are being built. The ship commissioned as CGS D'Iberville for the Department of Transport's Marine Service, using the prefix "Canadian Government Ship", D'Iberville was transferred into the newly-created Canadian Coast Guard in 1962. The Canadian Coast Guard has officially welcomed CCGS Captain Molly Kool to its fleet with the traditional breaking of a ceremonial bottle upon the ship’s bow on May 30.. The ship is also equipped to provide emergency services such as search and rescue and environmental responses. The current position of CAPTAIN MOLLY KOOL is at North West Atlantic Ocean (coordinates 46.14167 N / 60.20033 W) reported 4 days ago by AIS. [11]. CCGS Captain Molly Kool was accepted into the Coast Guard fleet in December 2018. In the 1990s, the vessel was acquired by Canadian Marine Drilling (Canmar) and renamed Canmar Ikaluk. The coast guard operates 119 vessels of varying sizes and 22 helicopters, along with a variety of smaller craft. You will not receive a reply. In addition to icebreaking, the ship will support other Coast Guard programs, such as search and rescue and environmental response. Search for related information by keyword: Government of Canada awards contract to enhance Canadian Coast Guard icebreaking capability, securing middle class jobs in Quebec, Canadian Coast Guard welcomes first Coast Guard icebreaker in 25 years, CCGS Captain Molly Kool, Government of Canada strengthens Canadian Coast Guard’s icebreaker fleet with arrival of second interim icebreaker from Davie Shipbuilding, Canadian Coast Guard’s latest icebreakers, http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/media/rss-eng.htm, Follow the Fisheries and Oceans Canada on, Subscribe to receive our news releases and more via RSS feeds. [28]. In 1984, the icebreaker was renamed Phillip O'Hara before returning to her old name in 1988. Start This article has been rated as Start-Class on the project's quality scale. [2] [6], CCGS Captain Molly Kool has four medium-speed diesel engines geared to two controllable pitch propellers in nozzles. At the time, she was only the second woman in the world to hold that achievement. Thank you to the dedicated Davie employees and the Canadian Coast Guard crew for their important services. [15]. After six months, she was reflagged to Russia and her crew changed to Russians. The Canadian Coast Guard has taken delivery of the first of the three medium icebreakers recently refitted by Chantier Davie. The vessel is en route to ICE OPS, sailing at a speed of 0.1 knots and expected to arrive there on Apr 8, 12:00.. Born in Alma, New Brunswick … The Canadian Coast Guard is the coast guard of Canada. When launched, she was the largest icebreaker in use by Canada post-World War II until CCGS John A. Macdonald was put in service. It is classed as a medium icebreaker, and can maintain a speed of three knots through ice up to one metre thick. who will continue delivering crucial icebreaking services during this upcoming season. It is classified as a medium icebreaker, and can maintain a speed of 3 knots through ice up to 1 meter thick. CCGS Pierre Radisson is the lead ship of her class of icebreakers. To use this banner, please see the full instructions. the Coast Guards newest medium icebreaker arrived for the first time in Halifax this week. Captain Molly Kool towed the vessel further out to sea to await the arrival of a tugboat, which would take the tanker to Sydney, Nova Scotia for repairs. (Photo courtesy of the Canadian Coast Guard) The Canadian Coast Guard wrapped up … CCGS Captain Molly Kool is similar to these ships: CCGS Vincent Massey, CCGS Jean Goodwill, CCGS Terry Fox and more. In 2003, she was purchased by Murmansk Shipping Company and transferred to Russia. This planned refit and maintenance work was completed under the third pillar of the National Shipbuilding Strategy and will help ensure the CCGS Captain Molly Kool continues to deliver essential icebreaking services, keeping shipping routes open and safe while preventing ice jams and flooding. Information. Entering service in 1988, Henry Larsen is the fourth ship and of an improved design over the rest of the ships in her class. It’s named after Captain Myrtle “Molly” Kool of New Brunswick, the first woman in North America to become a licensed ship’s captain . The vessel has a total of 18,278 horsepower and its twin propellers and twin rudders provide a high degree of manoeuvrability. Ships similar to or like CCGS Captain Molly Kool. [13]. She was part of a fleet of Canadian icebreakers used to support offshore oil exploration in the Beaufort Sea. In late January 2010, the Swedish Maritime Administration called for Vidar Viking and Tor Viking to serve as icebreakers in the Baltic Sea. We are proud of the work done by the Davie workers on this vessel which will continue to provide essential services to the Coast Guard. The ship operates in the Arctic Ocean during summer months. [22] [23]. The CCGS Captain Molly Kool can operate continuously without refueling for approximately 25 days, and has a crew of 19. The vessel has participated in a number of research voyages, including Ice Station SHEBA. CCGS Captain Molly Kool is a Canadian Coast Guard converted medium class icebreaker. “The CCGS Captain Molly Kool is an integral part of the Coast Guard’s fleet all season long. For more information or to subscribe, visit. As part of the Surface Heat Budget of the Arctic Ocean experiment conducted in the Arctic Ocean from October 1997 to October 1998 to provide polar input to global climate models, Des Groseilliers was allowed to be frozen into the ice for the Arctic winter, to serve as a base for scientific researchers. How To Speak by Patrick Winston - Duration: 1:03:43. CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent is a Canadian Coast Guard Heavy Arctic Icebreaker. The vessel has a total of 18,278 horsepower and its twin propellers and twin rudders provide a high degree of manoeuvrability. The Harry DeWolf-class offshore patrol vessels are warships of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) built by the Government of Canada Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS) procurement project, part of the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy. CCGS Captain Molly Kool measures 93.7 meters in length, and has a beam of 18 meters. CCGS John G. Diefenbaker is the name for a Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker that had been expected to join the fleet in 2021–2022 but now is significantly delayed. In 1998, she was purchased by Smit International and served in the Sakhalin oil fields as Smit Sibu. The vessel was the first to be ready to undertake Coast Guard missions. Thank you to the dedicated Davie employees and the Canadian Coast Guard crew for their important services.". The delivery of the CCGS Captain Molly Kool is the first such event for a Coast Guard icebreaker in 25 years. CCGS Terry Fox is a Canadian Coast Guard heavy icebreaker. The delivery of the CCGS Captain Molly Kool is the first such event for a Coast Guard icebreaker in 25 years. The vessel was acquired by the Canadian Coast Guard in 2018 and was initially expected to enter service in summer 2020. The CCGS Captain Molly Kool is classed as a medium icebreaker, which can maintain a speed of 3 knots through ice up to 1 metre thick. We are proud of the work done by the Davie workers on this vessel which will continue to provide essential services to the Coast Guard. Topic. For enquiries, contact us. Enhancing the capacity of our fleet and safely maintaining our vessels to be in reliable working condition are top priorities for the Coast Guard in order to support the critical work our members do to keep our waters safe and protect our marine and coastal environment. [27], CCGS Captain Molly Kool was officially commissioned into Canadian Coast Guard fleet on 30 May 2019. [2], In 2004, Vidar Viking acted as the drillship for the Arctic Coring Expedition (ACEX) in the high Arctic. After high school, Molly convinced the Merchant Marine School in Saint John, New Brunswick to admit her as a student. [18] In addition to the three Swedish icebreaking offshore vessels, the offer also included a fourth slightly bigger and more powerful vessel: the US-flagged Aiviq. The vessel then provided icebreaking services for the Estonian Maritime Administration for one winter season before heading to Sakhalin where she provided icebreaking, supply and anchor handling services starting from summer 2012 for Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Limited. ", The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, President of the Treasury Board and Member of Parliament for Quebec. Her hull has a beam of 18 metres (59 ft) and moulded depth of 8.5 metres (28 ft). She was built by Burrard-Yarrows Corporation in Canada in 1983 as Kalvik as part of an Arctic drilling system developed by BeauDril, the drilling subsidiary of Gulf Canada Resources. CCGS Captain Molly Kool's dedication to service ceremony - Duration: 2:03. The CCGS, keeps our vibrant Canadian economy running. In 2012, the Swedish Maritime Administration agreed to end the charter for Vidar Viking prematurely for the 2011–2012 Baltic Sea icebreaking season and all subsequent seasons. In honour of CCGS Captain Molly Kool’s dedication to service ceremony on Thursday, we’re featuring this beautiful song written and performed by Ruth Dunfeild honouring the legendary pioneer . Although the term usually refers to ice-breaking ships, it may also refer to smaller vessels, such as the icebreaking boats that were once used on the canals of the United Kingdom. The work completed on the CCGS Captain Molly Kool included maintenance and inspection of the steering gear, replacement of the sea valves, regulatory inspections, and hull work. The vessel is the first of three new icebreakers to join the Coast Guard fleet and the first in 25 years. CCGS Captain Molly Kool near Milne Inlet, Nunavut, during the 2020 Arctic season. The CCGS Captain Molly Kool can maintain a speed of 3 knots through ice up to 1 metre thick. Vladimir Ignatyuk is a Russian icebreaking anchor handling tug supply vessel. CCGS Captain Molly Kool joins our fleet Captain Catherine Lacombe on trans-Atlantic trip of three icebreakers to Canada Commissioner for the Canadian Coast Guard, Mario Pelletier marks the delivery of CCGS Jean Goodwill It was the first icebreaker added to the fleet in 25 years. The vessel has a total of 18,278 horsepower and its twin propellers and twin rudders provide a high degree of manoeuvrability. [12] During the expedition, the ship stopped at the North Pole. The vessel was acquired by the Canadian Coast Guard in 2018 and was initially expected to enter service in late 2019. CCGS CAPTAIN MOLLY KOOL. The ship had initially expected to be in service by 2017. CCGS Captain Molly Kool. The CCGS Captain Molly Kool can operate continuously without refueling for approximately 25 days, and has a crew of 19. revitalizing and re-invigorating Canada’s marine industry, while also ensuring members of the Canadian Coast Guard have effective and modern equipment they need to continue serving Canadians proudly. Two ships, the CCGS Captain Molly Kool and the CCGS Jean Goodwill have joined the CCG fleet, while the third, the CCGS Vincent Massey is expected to be delivered in early 2021. CCGS Jean Goodwill is an icebreaking anchor handling tug supply vessel (AHTS) being converted to a medium class icebreaker for the Canadian Coast Guard. The third icebreaker, named CCGS Vincent Massey, is expected to join the fleet in 2021 and will be based in Québec City, Quebec. CCGS Captain Molly Kool was named after Captain Molly Kool (1916–2009), born in Alma, New Brunswick, who was the first female licensed ship captain in North America. CCGS Captain Molly Kool is 83.7 metres (275 ft) long overall and 77.77 metres (255 ft) between perpendiculars. CCGS Henry Larsen is a Canadian Coast Guard Improved Pierre Radisson-class icebreaker serving in the Newfoundland and Labrador region and based in St John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. Ikaluk was sold to China in February 2018 and later renamed Beijing Ocean Leader. Thank you to the workers at Davie Shipbuilding for the refit on this vessel, and to the crew members aboard. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot) Infographic: CCGS Captain Molly Kool CCGS Captain Molly Kool: 19 crew; longer than 6 school buses; taller than a 7 storey building ; up to 25 days of continuous operation ; breaks up to 1 metre of ice at a speed of 3 knots (5.5km/h) Infographic: CCGS Captain Molly Kool (JPEG, 2 … The CCGS Captain Molly Kool is presented to the media after undergoing refit and conversion work at the Davie shipyard, Friday, Dec. 14, 2018 in Levis, Que. The vessel was originally built as the icebreaking anchor handling tug Vidar Viking in 2001. In addition, she has two bow thrusters (one fixed, one retractable and azimuthing) and one transverse stern thruster for maneuvering and dynamic positioning. The CCGS Captain Molly Kool, a new addition to the fleet, is actually a refitted version of an 18-year-old Swedish vessel called the Vidar Viking, which was launched in 2001. 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