The newest and most modern Canadian Arctic class icebreaker is now in service and travelling through the Northwest Passage to its final destination of the Great Lakes. The Pierre Radisson and its sister vessel the Franklin, which will be in service in 1979, will do more than just open ice-bound channels. Their primary mission will be the convoy and close escort of ships through ice-covered waters, to clear navigational channels of ice and undertake flood control duties in the St. Lawrence, and to break out ice-covered berthing areas in the principal harbors of the Great Lakes and both the St. Lawrence Gulf and the river. Secondary duties will include reconnaissance and reporting, provide search and rescue support, provide limited logistics support to remote sites and stations, conduct ocenaographic, meteorlogical and other scientific programs in regions inaccessible to conventional ships and provide emergency medical support in remote areas.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Progress Publishing Company Limited

    Marine Building, 355 Burrard Street
    Vancouver V6C 2G6, BC  Canada 
  • Publication Date: 1978-8

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  • Accession Number: 00189435
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Department of Transport, Canada
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 25 1979 12:00AM