Sunday, January 10, 2010

CCGS HENRY LARSEN


The icebreaker HENRY LARSEN as shown secured in St. John's, Newfoundland Jan 10, 2010, built in 1987 in Vancouver, BC, she is 328 feet long and 64 feet wide. She is named after Henry Larsen, commander of the RCMP patrol vessel St. Roch, which was the first vessel to traverse the Northwest Passage in a single season.

She spends the winter around Newfoundland escorting various types of ships and in the summer she heads to the Arctic to escort ships supplying the Arctic communities and also perform scientific work.

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