CCGC Sambro is based in the port of the same name near Halifax, and has participated in numerous rescues since it was built in 1996 by Hike Metals Products of Wheatley, ON.
Other boats in the class come to Halifax for repairs and refits and are often based in Sambro during that time. So it was today that the Louisbourg, NS based CCGC Spindrift was tied up at the government wharf. It was built in 1992 at East Isle Shipyard in Georgetown, PE. Both boats are 52 footers, powered by two Caterpillar engines totalling 798 bhp.