These vessels were built by Hike Metal Products in Wheatly Ontario Canada, and christened in Kingston, Ontario in November of 2010. The Ontario Explorer is based on Lake Ontario, and the Huron Explorer is based on Lake Huron.
These vessels are equipped to gillnet, trawl, stock fish, and conduct hydro-acoustic surveys and other scientific research on the Great Lakes.
|Vessel Type:||Research Vessel|
|Classification:||Inland Waters Class I|
|Main Engines:||C12 3196, 1 x340 BHP @1800RPM|
|Cruise Speed:||8 knots|
|Max Speed:||10 knots|
|Fuel Capacity:||5286 litres|
|Water Capacity:||1596 litres|
Department Of Fisheries and Oceans
|Shipyard:||Hike Metal Products|
Machinery and Auxiliary Systems
CAT C12 main engine, 340 BHP @1800RPM.
One Hiab 60 Sea Crane, 58kNm capacity, with standard post and a hydraulic reach of 6.5m. The crane is situated on the aft deck on centerline.
The vessel has an all welded steel hull.