2018 Interlake Pulse - Spring/Summer - 12

NAMAO
The Motor Vessel

By Ryan Johnson, Dr. Al Kristofferson
and Dr. Karen Scott

Interlakepulse * www.interlakepulse.com

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Photos by Dr. Karen Scott and Ryan Johnson

he M.V. Namao is owned and operated by the
Lake Winnipeg Research Consortium (LWRC),
a not-for-profit registered charitable organization that facilitates scientific research on Lake Winnipeg.
She was built in 1975 by the Riverton Boat Works for
the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) as a Class 900 navigation buoy tender, operating as such until 1997 when the
program was cancelled. Declared surplus, she was tied
up at the Coast Guard Base in Selkirk until the summer
of 1999. The LWRC, formed the previous year, was in
need of a dedicated and capable research platform to
safely carry out research on Lake Winnipeg. Discussions
with the Canadian Coast Guard ultimately led to an
arrangement whereby the CCG would crew the vessel
for the LWRC on a temporary basis. As a result, the first
lake-wide survey in thirty years was carried out successfully in 1999 and a new life was found for the Namao as a
research ship.
The Namao had its permanent home relocated to
Gimli harbour in 2000. While still owned and operated
by the Canadian Coast Guard, she was chartered to the
LWRC on a cost-recovery basis from 2002 to 2004 inclusive. In 2005, ownership of the Namao was transferred to
the LWRC. Since that time she has been operated entirely
by LWRC personnel.


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