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CCGS Samuel Risley
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Name: CCGS Samuel Risley
Namesake: Samuel Risley, maritime inspector
Operator: Canadian Coast Guard
Port of registry: Ottawa, Ontario
Builder: Vito Steel Boat & Barge Limited, Delta, BC
Yard number: 805575
Commissioned: 1985
In service: 1985-present
Homeport: CCG Base Parry Sound, Ontario (Central and Arctic Region)
Identification: CG2960
Status: in active service, as of 2021
General characteristics
Type: icebreaker and buoy tender
Displacement: 1,967 tons
Length: 69.73 m (228 ft 9 in)
Beam: 13.7 m (44 ft 11 in)
Draft: 5.2 m (17 ft 1 in)
Ice class: Arctic Class 2
Speed: 12 knots (22 km/h)
Range: 16,700 nmi (30,900 km)
Endurance: 58 days
Complement: 22

The CCGS Samuel Risley is a Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker and buoy tender assigned to the Upper Great Lakes area (Central and Arctic Region).

Named after the 19th century maritime inspector Samuel Risley (1821-?) for Upper Canada and Ontario,[1] she is a light icebreaker with a capability to break ice up to two feet (600 mm) thick.

Based in the Great Lakes, CCGS Samuel Risley is responsible for keeping an ice-free passage between Port Colborne, Ontario and Thunder Bay, Ontario.

The vessel has a tall foredeck, and a long low quarterdeck, for carrying buoys, where a crane is permanently mounted.

The Risley makes occasional courtesy visits to American ports.[2]

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