Canadian Coast Guard Fleet in Quebec

CCGS A. LeBlanc

CCGS Leim - Click to enlarge CCGS A. LeBlanc
Source: Canadian Coast Guard

The CCGS A. LeBlanc honours the memory of Fishery Officer Agipit LeBlanc of Bouctouche, New Brunswick, who joined the Canadian Fisheries and Marine Service in 1920. He was killed on October 20, 1926, while investigating illegal fishing vessels.

The Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) is remembering this hero by naming its new mid-shore patrol vessel the CCGS A. LeBlanc. This vessel will be used mainly to enforce fisheries regulations and maintain maritime security in the St. Lawrence River and Gulf of St. Lawrence.

With a capacity of up to 14 crew members, including 5 fishery or police officers, her endurance at sea is 14 days on a course of 2000 nautical miles. On missions, the CCG is responsible for vessel operations and Fisheries and Oceans Canada fishery officers are responsible for all enforcement activities.

This vessel is based in Gaspé and equipped with a rigid-hull inflatable boat for fisheries regulations enforcement and a zodiac for search and rescue operations.

Characteristics

Type
Mid-shore Patrol Vessel
Length
42.8 m
Beam
7 m
Draft
2.85 m
Displacement
268 mt
Power
4930 kW
Maximum speed
25 knots
Cruising speed
14 knots
Crew
14
Builder
Irving Shipbuilding Inc., N.S.
Year Built
2014