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Photographer:Andrew Lester [View profile]Title:POLAR PRINCEAdded:Jul 10, 2010
Photo Category: Buoy/Lighthouse Maintenance Vessels & Lightships
The 1959-built icebreaker POLAR PRINCE alongside at Victoria Shipyards. She was originally built for the Canadian Coast Guard as the SIR HUMPHREY GILBERT, and served until 2001. She recently arrived after transiting from the Canadian east coast. I suspect she will soon be heading for the Beaufort Sea to do work during the ice-free summer months.

Esquimalt Harbour
July 10, 2010
Vessel Identification
Name:Polar Prince
Former name(s):
- Gilbert I (Until 2002 Jul)
- 2001 06 (Until 2002)
- Sir Humphrey Gilbert (Until 2001 Nov)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Tender
Gross tonnage:2,062 tons
Summer DWT:960 tons
Length:72 m
Beam:15 m
Draught:5 m

Additional Information
Home port:Ottawa
Class society:Det Norske Veritas
Build year:1959
AIS Information
Last known position:
63°19’42.24” N, 53°3’34.67” W
Speed, course (heading):
6.1kts, 240° (242°)
Location:Kuujjuarapik Qc
Arrival:17th Oct 2018
21:30:55 UTC
Last update:
3 months 2 days ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2018 July 13th, 11:00:03 UTCNuuk Greenland
2017 December 31st, 12:00:55 UTCLunenburg Ns
2017 October 30th, 05:00:12 UTCSydney Bc
2017 October 28th, 11:00:15 UTCVictoria
2017 October 25th, 11:30:13 UTCSaturna
2017 October 23rd, 08:30:11 UTCVancouver Can Place
2017 October 22nd, 23:30:13 UTCVancouver Anchorage
2017 October 22nd, 17:45:07 UTCGibsons
2017 October 22nd, 08:30:12 UTCGambier
2017 October 21st, 11:30:07 UTCDeparture Bay
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Tim Loncarich on Sep 09, 2010 02:12 (8 years ago)
The Polar Prince is currently on a survey contract in the Canadian Beaufort and is now owned by GX Technology Canada, LTD in Calgary. The ship has a web site at
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