Canadian Coast Guard Ship Taking On Water Off Newfoundland

Photo of the CCGS Ann Harvey taken at 3 p.m. local time, April 1, 2015. Photo: JTF Atlantic
Photo of the CCGS Ann Harvey taken at 3 p.m. local time, April 1, 2015. Photo: JTF Atlantic

A Canadian Coast Guard buoy tender is taking on water after running aground off the southern coast of Newfoundland.

Joint Task Force Atlantic reports that it has sent two Canadian Coast Guard ships – CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent and CCGS Teleost – and three helicopters to assist the CCGS Ann Harvey, which was taking on water after running aground near Burgeo, NL.

The rescue is being coordinated by JRCC Halifax and the Canadian Coast Guard. The HMCS Charlottetown was also sent from Halifax to assist.

The CCGS Ann Harvey was built in 1987 and is used for buoy tending, search and rescue and icebreaking in the Newfoundland and Labrador Region. The vessel can accommodate 47 people, including 24 full-time crew.

CCGS Ann Harvey Vessel Particulars:

  • Length: 83 meters
  • Width: 16.2 meters
  • Draft: 6.22 meters
  • Displacement: 3,853 gross tonnes
  • Horsepower: 8,847 hp
  • Maximum speed: 16.5 knots
  • Cruising speed: 12 knots