The Canadian Coast Guard has taken delivery of its new search and rescue (SAR) lifeboat, CCGS Baie de Plaisance.
CCGS Baie de Plaisance is one of the six long-range SAR lifeboats currently under construction at the Forillon shipyard in Gaspésie. The ship will be stationed at Cap-aux-Meules in the Magdalen Islands, once commissioned.
The new Bay-class boats will replace existing lifeboats that are an average age of 18 years old, and will each be named after a Canadian bay. The CCGS Baie de Plaisance will be replacing the CCGS Cap-aux-Meules, which is currently serving the Magdalen Islands.
Once in service, these 20 lifeboats will provide essential search-and-rescue services for Canadians, including at-sea searches, response to at-sea distress calls, and help for disabled vessels.
These self-righting lifeboats can operate up to a distance of 100 nautical miles from shore.