Coastal Missions Society

Vessel Coastal MessengerCoastal Messenger tied to mooring buoy in Desolation Sound.

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The mission vessel Coastal Messenger is an entirely original design by Roy Getman, Coastal Missions Society. Design standards are equivalent to the American Bureau of Shipping. Design checks and stability and hydrostatic studies were conducted by Robert B. Harris, Naval Architect, Vancouver.

Length overall 52 feet
Beam 15 feet
Draft 6 feet 4 inches
Crane lift weight around 90,000 pounds
Integral welded hull, bulkheads, and decks are steelPilothouse and mast are aluminum


Coastal Missions workers and persons hired or contracted under supervision by Coastal Missions built the vessel without certification. Hull fabrication took place at Jenkins Marine, Victoria, BC. Joshua Enterprises in Calgary, Alberta, built the pilothouse. Other fabrications and constructions were done at the Coastal Missions shop in Chemainus. The final assembly took place in Victoria.
The completed ship was launched at Esquimalt Department of National Defense facilities on September 10, 1998. She was commissioned into missionary service on April 3, 1999.

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