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Gail Bernice (III)

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Registry #1 800025 Registry #2 Registry #3
IMO# 7919858 MMSI# VRN# 20093
Name 1 1981 Simstar (II) Name 5
Name 2 1993c Gail Bernice (III) Name 6
Name 3 2003c Viking Storm Name 7
Name 4 Name 8
Year Built 1981 Place New Westminster Area BC Country Canada
Designer (nk) Measurement (imp) 90'
Builder Benson Brothers Shipbuilding Co. (1960) Ltd. Measurement (metric) 27.37m x 8.26m x 3.27m
Hull Steel Displacement
Gross Tonnage 246.14 Type 1 Fishboat, trawler
Registered Tonnage 115.12 Type 2
Engine 940bhp diesel engine (1981) Engine Manufacture
Repower Propulsion Screw
Rebuilds Call Sign
Pendant  # Masters
In 1993 she was owned by Albert H. Mcbride, White Rock BC. In 2003-2018 she was owned by Leader Fishing Ltd., Delta BC & Viking Storm Holdings Inc., North Vancouver BC.
Fate Afloat in 2018 Date
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The Transportation Safety Board of Canada states that "On 28 September 2012, at approximately 0430 Pacific Daylight Time, the Canadian fishing vessel Viking Storm collided with the American fishing vessel Maverick in thick fog, 30 nautical miles off La Push, Washington. The Maverick capsized and sank from the impact; 3 of the 4 crew members on board survived and were rescued by the Viking Storm. The fourth crew member was never found and is presumed drowned." "The Viking Storm is a large Footnote 3 fishing vessel outfitted for trawling; it has a welded steel hull and an aluminum deckhouse located forward of amidships. The deckhouse contains the galley, accommodations for 11 persons, the engine room entrance, and stairs to the wheelhouse. The wheelhouse is equipped with navigation and communication equipment including radars, depth sounders, sonars, very high frequency (VHF) radiotelephones, autopilot, an automatic identification system, chart plotters, global positioning systems (GPS), and a satellite radiotelephone/television system. The vessel is also fitted with a watch alarm. Atop the vessel’s deckhouse are four 1000-watt high-pressure sodium (HPS) floodlights. All navigation, communication, and fishing electronics are located around the seated conning position on the starboard side of the wheelhouse. "
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