Built by Saint John Shipbuilding to a standard higher than Arctic class 3, the large icebreaker/anchor handling tug "Canmar Kigoriak" will help to evolve the designs of future vessels for arduous duties in the Canadian Arctic. Single-screw c.p. propulsion is by two Sulzer 12ZV40/48 medium-speed engines developing a total of 17,400 bhp. The vessel is built as an icebreaker/anchor-handling tug to operate in the Beaufort Sea and Western Arctic Ocean, primarily providing support services to drill ships, but also acting as a working laboratory for ice testing of the hull structure and propulsion train elements, the results of which will be used in future Arctic class vessels. Support services to drill ships will include: anchor handling and station moves, the supply of pipes, cement, specialised equipment, and consumable stores; in addition, the vessel is equipped with ship-to-ship fuel oil transfer and metering facilities. A further special requirement is the breaking up or deflection of large ice floes threatening to drive drill ships off station.

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    IPC Industrial Press Limited

    Dorset House, Stamford Street
    London SE1 9LU,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1980-3

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  • Accession Number: 00312206
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1980 12:00AM