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New Canadian lifeboat to use RNLI hull design

Lifeboats News Release

Date: 01/10/2012
Author: Laura Fennimore


A new manufacturing licence agreement between the RNLI and Canadian naval architects Robert Allan Ltd (RAL) will see the charity’s Severn class all-weather lifeboat hull used as the basis of the latest lifeboat design for the Canadian Coast Guard

Canada has commissioned RAL to design a new lifeboat, specifying that the hull should be the same as that of the RNLI’s Severn class – the largest in the charity’s fleet. The RNLI has now agreed a deal with RAL, selling the rights to use the hull design originally created by the RNLI’s own naval architects.

RAL will use the technical information provided by the RNLI as the basis of a design for a new Canadian search and rescue vessel. RAL’s naval architects will spend several months completing a full lifeboat design after which Canada then plans on choosing a qualified boat manufacturer through a competitive process to build a series of the new design for its fleet.

The RNLI has received an initial payment for the rights to the charity’s hull design and Steve Wills, RNLI International Development Manager, explains how the funds generated through this agreement and the planned future construction will be put to good use by the charity:

The RNLI’s lifeboats are among the best in the world – our in-house naval architects design the most resilient and technologically-advanced lifeboats to ensure our volunteer crews have the very best equipment available to help keep them safe when they are risking their own lives to save others in danger at sea.

‘We’re extremely pleased to have this agreement with Robert Allan Ltd for Canada’s benefit, to be able to share our expertise and information to help them achieve a durable and fit-for-purpose lifeboat design.

‘As part of its growing international development work, the RNLI is helping other search and rescue and lifesaving organisations worldwide improve their capabilities to save more lives from drowning. Income generated through sales of consultancy, equipment and design rights – such as this agreement – will help fund the development programmes we are delivering in low- and middle-income countries.’

The RNLI has been stepping-up its international development work since 2011, assisting in the development of search and rescue-related organisations to reduce the estimated 1.2M drownings that occur around the world each year. The charity is focusing on helping other organisations to help themselves by providing a range of services such as training, supply of equipment, safety education, and guidance on search and rescue frameworks and flood resilience........... (continues)

Source; RNLI News Centre- where an image can be downloaded and the full article can be read

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Robert Allan Ltd. design a new generation of high-endurance self-righting lifeboats for Canadian Coast Guard

July 12, 2013

Robert Allan Ltd. has completed the design of a new generation of more capable High Endurance Self-righting Search & Rescue Lifeboats for the Canadian Coast Guard. This new design was developed from the successful similar vessels known as the “Severn” Class operated by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) of the United Kingdom. The new Canadian design is larger with a greater range than the RNLI vessel and has been specifically designed to handle the worst weather encountered year around in the waters off Newfoundland and Nova Scotia. The new design is also for construction in aluminium rather than FRP as are the Severn Class. Construction of 10 vessels of this Class is being considered by the Coast Guard to replace existing Arun Class vessels, which are reaching the end of their service life. The High Endurance Search and Rescue Lifeboats will provide greatly enhanced speed, range and weather operability to the Coast Guard enhancing their capability to perform Search and Rescue Missions.

This is the fifth new design Robert Allan Ltd. has completed for the Canadian Coast Guard since 2010.............(continues)

Source; Robert Allan Ltd Naval Architects and Marine Engineers at ral.ca

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Canada orders 12 Robert Allan Ltd. designed high-endurance self-righting lifeboats to enhance national search & rescue capability

August 19, 2015


On July 10th, the Canadian Government announced the award of two contracts for the construction of a total of 12 new SAR Lifeboats for the Canadian Coast Guard. Equal numbers of vessels will be built by Hike Metal Products of Wheatley, Ontario and Chantier Naval Forillon of Gaspé, Quebec. The announced total value of the contracts is $89.2 million CAD. For more details of the Government announcement please see this article.

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Source; Robert Allan Ltd Naval Architects and Marine Engineers at ral.ca

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Q. It's a year since the third of these articles was announced - is there any further information on progress to date?


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Of interest to thread readers, may be some (or all) of the printed Questions & Answers, resulting from the Request For Proposal (RFP) associated with the building of CCG Modified Severn Class (SAR) Lifeboats.

a) 61 printed questions and answers:-
Title - SEARCH AND RESCUE LIFEBOAT
SOLICITATION AMENDMENT No. 010

Date 2012-03-15

Example Q & A from the 22 page document

Q.6. Regarding the financial bid it is clear that the winning designer is to pay RNLI 50k Pds upon
contract award for use of the design rights to the Severn Class Boat. It is also clear that Canada is
offering exchange rate protection if requested by a bidder. What isn't clear to us is how is this
amount to be collected from the government under the milestone payment section (Schedules A
and B). Schedule A does not provide a line item for identification of the RNLI fee so one can
assume that the 50K would be part of the Phase I price. Schedule B however identifies a
milestone for payment of these funds to RNLI and identifies 4 milestones in total. How is the
value of this first milestone to be established? A down payment like this being made by the
contractor to RNLI on day one of the contract will have a cashflow cost to the designer by the
time Canada reimburses him plus bank fees etc will be incurred. Canada is requested to clarify
how the payment to RNLI is to be recovered by the contractor. Will Canada accept a mark-up on
this amount to cover the contractor's costs?

A.6. See attached Schedule A "Cost" and Schedule B "Milestone Payment Schedule".
There is no mark-up on this amount to cover the contractors costs, the only cost Canada will pay
is the banking fees charged to the Contractor at time of conversion.


See this linked 22 page PDF on the Public Works and Government Services Canada buyandsell.gc.ca website

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b) 107 printed questions and answers:-
Title - SAR Lifeboat Project
SOLICITATION AMENDMENT No. 024

Date 2015-02-12

Example Q & A from the 41 page document


Q.17. Paragraph 24.0 (TRADE QUALIFICATIONS AND WELDING) of the solicitation
document reads as follows: “The Contractor shall use qualified, certificated and
competent trades people and supervision to ensure a uniform high level of
workmanship. The Inspection Authority may request to review and record details
of the certification and/or qualifications held by the Contractor’s tradespeople.”
Quebec shipyards do not employ “trades people” at their sites, but rather
workers, supervisors and inspectors who have training in welding and fitting and
who hold a Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) welding competency card, which
is regularly renewed, as specified in paragraph 38.0 of the Invitation to Tender
document.
I would appreciate it if you could confirm the validity of paragraph 24.0.

A.17. The RFP document at Part 7 Section 24 has been amended to read:
The Contractor must use qualified, certified (where applicable) and competent
tradespeople and supervision to ensure a uniform high level of workmanship.
The Inspection Authority may request to view and record details of the
certification and/or qualifications held by the Contractor's tradespeople. This
request should not be unduly exercised but only to ensure qualified
tradespeople are on the job.



See this linked 41 page PDF on the Public Works and Government Services Canada buyandsell.gc.ca website

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Excerpts from three articles - note the timeline.....

Canada orders 12 Robert Allan Ltd. designed high-endurance self-righting lifeboats to enhance national search & rescue capability

August 19, 2015

On July 10th, the Canadian Government announced the award of two contracts for the construction of a total of 12 new SAR Lifeboats for the Canadian Coast Guard. Equal numbers of vessels will be built by Hike Metal Products of Wheatley, Ontario and Chantier Naval Forillon of Gaspé, Quebec. The announced total value of the contracts is $89.2 million CAD. For more details of the Government announcement please see this article.

Q. It's a year since the third of these articles was announced - is there any further information on progress to date?

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Harry:

The two shipyards building these vessels:

Hike Metal Products: (showing one under construction)

http://hikemetalboatshipvesselbuilde...rent-projects/

Chantier naval Forillon: Indicating that the first one should be completed in spring 2017 (have seen no update since)

https://radiogaspesie.ca/nouvelles/actualite/35996-2/

http://www.google.ca/search?q=forill...MO_i8CGGDmC9M:
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The Canadian Coast Guard has announced that an additional eight of these vessels will be ordered, for a total of 20. They will replace, among other vessels, the ten Arun class SAR vessels currently in service. The Aruns have not been completely satisfactory in Canadian service, having difficulty coping with Canadian weather conditions.

The first vessel from Chantier Naval Forillon will be named Baie de Plaisance and will be stationed in les Isles de la Madeleine in the Gulf of St Lawrence. She will replace the Arun class Cap aux Meules. She should be in service by November 2017.

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The Canadian Coast Guard has announced that an additional eight of these vessels will be ordered, for a total of 20.

The first vessel from Chantier Naval Forillon will be named Baie de Plaisance and will be stationed in les Isles de la Madeleine in the Gulf of St Lawrence. She will replace the Arun class Cap aux Meules.

The following excerpts are taken from an article carried in navaltoday.com; reads as follows:-

Canadian Coast Guard names new SAR boats as Bay-class


The first in a fleet of Canadian Coast Guard’s new search and rescue (SAR) lifeboats will be named after Conception Bay in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canadian minister of fisheries Dominic LeBlanc announced on Monday.

Following the lead ship in the class, up to 20 new “Bay”-class boats will be named after geographical bays across Canada.

The CCGS Conception Bay will be stationed in the Atlantic region.

The new high-endurance, self-righting search and rescue lifeboats will operate up to 100 nautical miles from shore, delivering improved search and rescue capability.

In total, the Coast Guard will be receiving 20 new SAR lifeboats. Fifteen new search and rescue lifeboats are being built under the Federal Infrastructure Initiative and the Fleet Renewal Plan and five are committed under the Oceans Protection Plan.

Dominic LeBlanc said. “We are proud of this investment in the new Search and Rescue lifeboats, and the tribute to our vast and beautiful country by naming them after bays, including Conception Bay.”

Chantier Naval Forillon and Hike Metal were awarded contracts totaling $89.2 million to build twelve of the new SAR lifeboats.

Hike Metal is already building a series of six boats in the class. These 20 meter boats are powered by a pair of MTU 1600 HP marine Diesel engines providing a speed of up to 24 knots in extreme weather conditions. These vessels are primarily a day boat and will be operated by a crew of up to five(5) Coast Guard seamen with an autonomy of up to 200 kilometers offshore.

Source; (see link above)

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The Aruns have not been completely satisfactory in Canadian service, having difficulty coping with Canadian weather conditions.
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Offshore coverage capacity issues are complex. Along the southeast coast of Nova Scotia, there is one CCG patrol vessel designated to provide SAR services offshore. Around the Cabot Strait and its approaches, response is typically provided by the ARUN lifeboats positioned along the south coast of Newfoundland, in Burgeo and Burin. Unfortunately, with regard to offshore cases, ARUN lifeboats have certain capability limitations: limited range to transit offshore; limited capability to respond in severe environmental conditions; as well, they are not capable of conducting SAR searches for extended periods (beyond one day).

Since many cases occur in offshore fishing banks, these limitations have a negative impact on SAR response in the Cabot Strait and approaches........

CCGA units are able to provide offshore response, as they are commonly. active around offshore fishing banks, but they are not always available and are often difficult to contact.

SAR "needs" in this area include a vessel capable of responding to offshore cases (to meet the forecasted increase in risk around Sable Island and other offshore fishing areas) and of providing extended searches. The expected mid-shore security patrol vessels may provide these capabilities, but the capacity/capability they will add has yet to be evaluated. If it is determined that these mid-shore security vessels cannot provide the necessary capability, the following is recommended:

Upgrade the capability of the primary CCG SAR units located at Port Bickerton and Burin as part of the normal vessel replacement program.

Source; the Canadian Coast Guard Search and Rescue Needs Analysis, 2007


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Let us hope that the CCG have correctly assessed the capabilities they require of this new class of SAR boats.


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The following excerpts are taken from an article carried in navaltoday.com; reads as follows:-

Canadian Coast Guard names new SAR boats as Bay-class


The first in a fleet of Canadian Coast Guard’s new search and rescue (SAR) lifeboats will be named after Conception Bay in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canadian minister of fisheries Dominic LeBlanc announced on Monday.

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Just so there is no confusion here, these vessels are being built in two separate yards. The first vessel from Chantier Naval Forillon will be named Baie de Plaisance, while the first hull from Hike Metal Products will be named Conception Bay.
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