Viking Supply vessel Canadian icebreaker
The Canadian Coast Guard has gotten the first of the three medium icebreakers that they purchased from Viking Supply. CCGS Captain Molly Kool, formerly know as Vidar Viking; is the first new icebreaker the Canadian Coast Guard has received in 25 years.
The vessel was originally built as the anchor handling tug supply vessel Vidar Viking back in 2001. The vessel has two sister ships, Tor Viking and Balder Viking, who are both expected to be delivered to the Canadian Coast Guard service over the next two years.
All three medium size icebreakers, recently purchased by the Coast Guard, will be subject to reconstruction and renovation work at Chantier Davie in Lévis, Quebec, to make sure that they comply with Canadian standards before entering the fleet. Captain Molly Kool gives the Coast Guard the opportunity to provide service during the coming winter season, while the other vessels undergo renovation.
CCGS kaptajn Molly Kool is 93,7 meters long and 18 meters wide. It has 18.278 horsepower’s and is equipped with two propellers that gives a high amount of maneuverability.
The ship has an operating speed of 12 knots and a maximum speed of 16 knots. It can hold a speed of three knots while breaking up to a meter thick ice and can work continuously without bunkering for approximately 25 days.
CCGS kaptajn Molly Kools homeports will be in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, and she will have 19 crewmembers