Text by Baird Maritime, photo by Ocean Pacific Marine
The Pacific Pilotage Authority of Canada (PPA) has taken delivery of a new aluminium pilot boat from Ocean Pacific Marine of Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
The LR-classed, Camarc-designed Pacific Guardian has a length of 19.9 metres and is powered by two MAN 745kW IMO Tier III-compliant diesel engines driving Hamilton waterjets to deliver a cruising speed of just over 25 knots. Onan generator sets supply power for the onboard systems.
As with the other pilot boats in the PPA fleet, Pacific Guardian will be operated in the Fraser River and BC’s coastal waters.