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RCMP Maritime Security Enforcement Team
Canadian Coast Guard Ice Breaker Griffon
Tour 2017-10-14

The Griffon was docked at the Canadian Coast Guard Base in Prescott for a few days.
In addition the Corporal Teather, a Marine Security Enforcement Team vessel was also in port.

Peter Sandziuk, son of retired Ottawa Division member Bill Sandziuk is one of the RCMP members on the Enforcement Team vessel.
Bill is a friend of Ed Rockburne and together they planned a tour of these ships. Thank you Ed for inviting some Vets from the East end.
Twenty people joined in the tour, some Kingston Vets, Ottawa Vets and friends.


Corporal Peter Sandziuk, Bill's son, giving a briefing prior to going on board
Kingston Vets Peter and Faye Pedersen, Karen Rideout




Karen Rideout and Judy Dickins




The Canadian Coast Guard Service Ice Breaker, Griffon
Built iin 1970, 2,959 tonnes, 71.3 meters, with a crew of 35, Home Port - Prescott, ON






The Captain, our two tour guides and some of the deck hands in the background




Looking over the bow at the Prescott waterfront






Our tour guide telling us about the ship




Jim MacKinnon, Jeanne Perry




Checking out the Bridge




Jim and Bryan checking the compass




The other tour guide in the Captain's chair



Part of the tour group



The Coporal Teather C.V. - Marine Security Enforcement Team
Crew of 11 Coast Guard to take care of the ship and three RCMP members for enforcement




Another view of the Coporal Teather




Our tour guides on the Coporal Teather




Karen Rideout, Ed Rockburne




The Kitchen area



Bill Sandziuk and his son Peter


The RCMP have two of these Zodiac boats, each with two 200 hp engines
Here it is driven by one of the RCMP members with one of our tour guides along for the ride