Marine Environmental Monitoring and Vessel Accommodations

Charter Vessel

The Flying-O

The Flying-O, Kaien Sportsfishing Charter

Our customized 40’ commercial fishing vessel “ FLYING O” has undergone a complete make-over to suit both Sport fishing Charters as well as a platform to assist in Marine Studies. We are certified and ticketed by the Department of Transport as a passenger carrying vessel meeting vessel safety and operating requirements. As well the owner/captain is certified with a 60Ton Unlimited Masters Certificate to operate coast wide. We are capable and accustomed to extended overnight trips with accommodations and amenities for up to 4 quests.

For your comfort and safety, the FLYING O is equipped with the following:

  • 6 man Viking life raft
  • Coast guard approved lifejackets
  • Nobletec Global Mapping and Positioning System
  • Furuno GPS and 2 Furuno sounders
  • 18 mile Furuno radar
  • Marine VHF’s
  • Comdav Auto Pilot
  • Sigmar diesel cabin heater
  • Force 10 stove with thermostat controlled oven
  • Electric head [toilet]
  • Full stand up shower
  • Electric refrigerator
  • Deep freeze
  • BBQ
  • Guest Berths Forward – with complete bedding
  • 250 gallons fresh water – for showers and domestic use

Items to assist in Marine and Environmental work:

  • Boom with winch for heavy lifting
  • Capstan hydraulic hauler
  • Stern steering and throttle controls
  • 15’ Prince Craft tender skiff with outboard/jet drive capabilities
  • 2500 watt Trace Inverter
  • 8.5 KW Onan generator
  • 3 KW Yanmar generator

We have done several charters with the research firm WORLEYPARSONS CANADA in the past, and some of the features they’ve indicated helped in their decision to use the FLYING O are:

  • Overhead boom with high weight capacity
  • Inclusion of Aluminum Outboard
  • Hydraulic davit
  • Separated decks for wet work
  • Upper deck with wind/weather protection
  • Dedicated dry area
  • Ample Storage Space
  • Stern controls and depth sounder

The categories of work and specific tasks we performed for WORLEYPARSONS with the FLYING O are:

  • Sediment Sampling [with Van Veen grab]
  • Benthic Invertebrate Sample Collection and Processing
  • Water Quality Sampling [with Niskin Bottle]
  • Water Column Profiling [with Seabird]
  • Underwater Video Surveys [towed video]
  • Remotely Operated Vehicle [ROV] deployment and operation
  • Deployment and Retrieval of Oceanography Sensors


Christopher Martin
Marine Scientist & Environmental Consultant
Infrastructure and Environment

BC Business Unit, WorleyParsons Canada
Tel: 1-778-945-5379
Mobile: 1-604-250-9533

Contact Information:

Colin Flaten
Kaien Sport Fishing Charters

Phone: 1-250-889-1310

View a PDF version of the Flying-O Resume:

MV_Flying_O-Resume.pdf [1.9MB]

The most spectacular salt water fishing off the rugged coast of British Columbia, Canada. Located in Prince Rupert.
Your Fishing License

Everything is included: meals, bedding, fishing tackle, bait, etc. All you are required to bring is your Tidal Sportfishing License. Apply for your license online here.

Contact Us

Colin Flaten, Owner/Captain

Cell: 1-250-889-1310

Email: [email protected]

Address: 2130 Graham Avenue, Prince Rupert, British Columbia V8J 1C8