July 7 – CCGS Siyay

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Siyay is a type 400 BHC AP1-88/400 hovercraft, one of two vessels built for the Canadian Coast Guard. Constructed from aluminium, the CCGS Siyay has a standard displacement of 36 tonnes, measuring 28.5 meters in length and 12 meters in beam. It has a main deck cargo capacity of 110 square meters and a well-deck with a Palfinger 5,000-kilogram crane. Powered by four Caterpillar 3416 TTA diesel engines, Siyay can reach a maximum speed of 50 knots and has a range of 300 nautical miles. The hovercraft has a crew of 7 and is primarily used for servicing navigational aids and search and rescue operations. Siyay was launched in 1998 and is based in Richmond, B.C. It underwent maintenance in 2014 and a refit in 2015 before returning to service in May 2016.

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