Omnithrusters installed In Variety Of Canadian Government Vessel Types

Omnithruster*Canada has delivered a PV700 unit to Halifax Industries Ltd. of Halifax, Nova Scotia, as part of a complete propulsion and auxiliary machinery package supplied by GEC Diesels Inc. of Etobicoke, Ontario, for the Canadian Coast Guard.

The PV700 Omnithruster is to be retrofitted to the 2,222-ton icestrengthened Navaids Tender Narwhal built in 1963 by Canadian Vickers of Montreal, Quebec (now Versatile Vickers).

Omnithruster hydrojet maneuvering and propulsion equipment operates efficiently whether the vessel is in ballast or loaded, whether her speed through the water is high or low and in deep or shallow water.

In ice, the Omnithruster operates to disperse ice away from the vessel and its main propellers. Also, with optional Omniphaser units, the system can be used for ice lubrication by air/water injection around the hull.

Omnithruster systems are currently installed in vessels of many types from tugs, barges and fishing boats to icebreakers, large cruise ships and tankers. Units manufactured in Sarnia, Ontario have been supplied to the Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans and to the Canadian Coast Guard, both for newbuildings and retrofits.

Omnithruster«Canada sales and service representatives are John W.

Shelley, Sarnia, Ontario (519/337- 3410), and Robert Hardman, Vancouver, British Columbia (604/ 255-4341); and sales representative, Allan MacKinnon, Beaconsfield, Quebec (514/697-2225).

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 59,  May 1986

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