NGCC PACHENA BAY - Rescue - Chantier Naval Forillon



  • BOAT TYPE : Service boat
  • DELIVERY : 2018
  • SERVICES USED : Architecture | Construction

Delivered to the Canadian Coast Guard in 2018, the CCGS Pachena Bay is a search and rescue vessel whose mission is to tow and rescue vessels in distress and bring shipwrecked crews back to shore. It is very powerful and was designed to handle even the roughest seas.

The largest self-righting boat

The CCGS Pachena Bay is the second in a series of ten vessels ordered by the Canadian Coast Guard. Our team used the experience it gained from the construction of the CCGS Baie de Plaisance—a prototype of sorts—to make certain structural and other small improvements.

The highest quality materials were used, and everything was double-checked and validated before the ship was transported to Victoria, British Columbia. It has even become the largest boat in the world to successfully self-right! The CCGS Conception Bay was delivered the following year.

Technical Specifications

  • LENGTH 19.05 m/62 ft
  • BEAM : 6.3 m/21 ft
  • OWNER : Canadian Coast Guard
  • NAVAL ARCHITECT : Royal National Lifeboat Institution/Robert Allan Limited/Navtech
  • SPEED : 25 knots
  • ENGINE : 2 x 1193 kW/1600 HP (MTU/Wajax)
  • MATERIALS : Aluminum