Special Service Vessels
Robert Allan Ltd. has to its credit a significant variety of unique, custom-designed vessels for various departments of the Government of Canada as well as for several other countries and agencies.
These vessels serve diverse and often multiple functions and are by their very nature highly specialized and sophisticated ships. These are categorized as “Special Service Vessels” and include:
- Icebreakers and other Ice-Class Vessels
- Nav-Aids Tenders (Buoy Tenders)
- Search & Rescue Vessels
- Scientific Research Vessels
These types of vessels present unique and exciting design challenges. They are complex and most often very multi-functional, demanding a clear understanding of the operations and the needs of particularly the civilian or scientific crews aboard them. The sections below describe some of the demanding work done by Robert Allan Ltd. and our specialized associates in the development of these world-class designs.