Canadian Coast Guard Fleet in Quebec

CCGS Leim

CCGS Leim - Click to enlarge CCGS Leim
Source: Canadian Coast Guard

CCGS Leim is a coastal research vessel. A such, it can deploy many kinds of equipment including various types of trawls, scallop dredges, remote-operated vehicles, camera sleds, plankton nets, acoustic and geophysical survey equipment, and water sampling arrays.

Its operational season extends from April to the end of October from the Estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence to the west coast of Newfoundland. On board, monitoring is done of various commercial fish species such as snow crab, lobster, shrimp, scallop, whelk and turbot. There is also monitoring of marine mammals including whales. Oceanographic missions help to gather a set of variables required to monitor the St. Lawrence ecosystem.

In naming this vessel, the Canadian Coast Guard paid tribute to renowned scientist Alexander Henry Leim. The CCGS Leim is equipped with the latest electronic, satellite and radiocommunications technology, which will serve it well on its fisheries and oceanographic research missions.

Characteristics

Type
Near-Shore Fisheries Research Vessel
Length
22 m
Beam
9.2 m
Draft
3.8 m
Displacement
211.04 mt
Power
714 kW
Maximum speed
10 knots
Cruising speed
9.5 knots
Crew
5
Builder
Méridien Maritime Inc., Que.
Year Built
2012