The Cape Calvert was joined by some Canadian Coast Guard sister vessels at Seagate dock in Port Hardy on Tuesday, including the 52-metre offshore patrol vessel Tanu and the 40-metre mid-shore science vessel Vector. Pictured here is the bow of the Tanu, the 15-metre search and rescue lifeboat Cape Calvert and a coast guard vehicle, along with the coast guard Port Hardy station in the background. For another photo of the Tanu and for more details about the Tanu, Vector and Cape Calvert, please keep checking www.northislandgazette.com. (John Harding/North Island Gazette)

The Cape Calvert was joined by some Canadian Coast Guard sister vessels at Seagate dock in Port Hardy on Tuesday, including the 52-metre offshore patrol vessel Tanu and the 40-metre mid-shore science vessel Vector. Pictured here is the bow of the Tanu, the 15-metre search and rescue lifeboat Cape Calvert and a coast guard vehicle, along with the coast guard Port Hardy station in the background. For another photo of the Tanu and for more details about the Tanu, Vector and Cape Calvert, please keep checking www.northislandgazette.com. (John Harding/North Island Gazette)

Coast guard has big presence at Seagate dock in Port Hardy on Tuesday

The Tanu and Vector joined the Cape Calvert

  • Mar. 28, 2017 3:45 p.m.

The Cape Calvert had some impressive family visitors last week at Seagate dock in Port Hardy.

Canadian Coast Guard vessels Tanu and Vector joined the 15-metre search and rescue lifeboat Cape Calvert for a couple of days last week.

The 52-metre Tanu is an offshore patrol vessel. It was built in Esquimalt and was launched into service in 1968. Its home port is Patricia Bay, B.C. and it has a complement of six officers and nine crew. Its maximum speed is 13.5 knots.

The 40-metre Vector is a mid-shore science vessel. It was also built in Esquimalt and was launced into service in 1967. Its home port is also Pat Bay and it has a complement of five officers and eight crew. Its maximum speed is 12 knots.

— Gazette Staff