Seaway Guardian specifications

  
Owner/operator: Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corp.
Builder: Gulf Island Shipyards
Designer: Robert Allan Ltd.
Dimensions: 118’ x 45’ x 17.5’
Mission: Buoy tending, icebreaking
Crew size: 4
    
Propulsion:

  • Engines: (2) Tier 4 Caterpillar 3516E, 2,682 hp
  • Bollard pull: 65 tons
  • Vessel speed: 13.5 knots
  • Z-drives: (2) Kongsberg/ Rolls-Royce US 35 CP 
  • Auxiliary generators: (2) 250-kW Cat C9.3; (1) 150-kW Cat C7.1

Deck equipment:

  • Barge winches: (2) Patterson WWP 75E-12.5-10 230/460-P-R 
  • Tow winch: (1) Markey TES-34UL
  • Tugger winch: (1) Markey DEP-12 on port aft deck
  • Cordage: 1,000’ of 2” cable
  • Capstan: (2) Schoellhorn-Albrecht SA1817-65-20E-G 
  • Shark jaws: Smith Berger Marine
  • Cranes: (1) Rapp Marine HP40-40kE knuckle-boom deck crane
  • Fendering: Schuyler Companies

Navigation gear:

  • Radar: Furuno FAR-21×7-BB Series X/S-band radar
  • Electronic chart display: Furuno
  • Compass: Simrad GC80 gyrocompass; Lilley & Gillie MK2000S binnacle magnetic compass
  • AIS: Furuno FA170
  • Autopilot: Simrad AP70

Communications:

  • Radio: (2) Standard Horizon GX2200 VHF 
  • Satellite connection: Inmarsat SAILOR 250 FleetBroadband

Capacities:

  • Fuel: 34,968 gallons
  • Water: 7,462 gallons

Firefighting:

  • Monitors: FFS 1200/300LB monitors
  • Pumps: (2) FFS SFP 250×350 XPC
  • Onboard fire suppression: 3M Novec fire suppression system
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