Category Archives: Vancouver

Dredging the Fraser River

The Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger  FRPD 309 working the south Channel of the Fraser River. FRPD stands for Fraser River Pile & Dredge. the ship in 112m in length, Can dredge to a Depth of 33m, and has a hopper capacity of  4630 m³. The Fraser River, as a river is prone to silting and requires constant dredging.

PCT Wolf

PCT Wolf is a Canadian Navy Orca Class training vessel. The craft are primarily used to facilitate the two-to-six-week long ‘at sea’ component of naval officer training  in Esquimalt. the class contains 8 vessels, built between 2004 and 2008 at Victoria Shipyards.

A Non-commisioned vessel, they carry the PCT prefix, for Patrol Craft Training, though they are designed to carry heavier armament. The names in the class are all former Armed Yachts that served in the RCN in the Second World War.

English Bay Anchorage

(Above) Yasa Ozcan
(Below) Globe Explorer

 (Above) Felicia
(Below)Densa Lion

 (Above) Sharpnes
(Below) Sharpnes, Singapore, VSC Poseidon

(Above) Global Faith


All these photos were taken at the same time, from the end of the same pier.

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