Mid-Shore Patrol Vessel

The new Mid-Shore Patrol Vessels (MSPV) will conduct Maritime Security missions on the Great Lakes, St. Lawrence Seaway, and Fisheries Enforcement on the Atlantic and Pacific Coasts. The new MSPV are larger and faster than the current vessels being used for these missions. The "Mid-Shore" designation means the vessels can operate up to 120 nautical miles offshore. They will have the capability to communicate securely with other Government of Canada vessels and national classified command and control networks.

The Mid-Shore Patrol Vessel acquisition project is the first of several major projects to be undertaken as part of the Canadian Coast Guard's (CCG) long-term Fleet Renewal initiative.

Mission

Maritime Security

Mid-Shore Patrol Vessels will become the primary platform for the joint Canadian Coast Guard and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police's Marine Security Enforcement Team in the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence Seaway. The primary mission of this program is to:

  • Enhance national security
  • Respond to potential threats
  • Safeguard and address Federal on water enforcement requirements

For more information on these efforts please visit the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Compliance and Enforcement

Mid-Shore Patrol Vessels will be used to support the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Compliance and Enforcement program on the Atlantic and Pacific Coasts. As part of this program, Canadian Coast Guard personnel and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans' Fishery Officers work together to:

  • Conduct surveillance of fisheries operations to ensure all regulations and guidelines are being respected
  • Seize, recover, store and transport illegal fishing gear
  • Monitor and patrol the oceans (coastlines and international boundaries) and provide a Canadian presence
  • Discourage smuggling and fish poaching

For more information on these efforts please visit the Compliance and Enforcement website.

Timeline

Eight Mid-Shore Patrol Vessels have been delivered.

Mid-Shore Patrol Vessel, Canadian Coast Guard Vessel Robertson, Victoria Cross travelling in open waters

CCGS Private Robertson V.C. was delivered to the Canadian Coast Guard in July 2012.

The Canadian Coast Guard Ship Corporal Kaeble, Victoria Cross travelling in open waters

CCGS Corporal Kaeble V.C. was delivered to the Canadian Coast Guard in November 2012.

The Canadian Coast Guard Ship Corporal Teather, Victoria Cross travelling in open waters

CCGS Corporal Teather C.V. was delivered to the Canadian Coast Guard in February 2013.

The Canadian Coast Guard Ship Constable Carrière travelling in open waters

CCGS Constable Carrière was delivered to the Canadian Coast Guard in May 2013.

 

The Canadian Coast Guard Ship Peddle travelling in open waters

 

CCGS G. Peddle S.C. was delivered to the Canadian Coast Guard in October 2013.

 CCGS Corporal McLaren M.M.V. travelling in open waters

CCGS Corporal McLaren M.M.V. was delivered to the Canadian Coast Guard in October 2013.

The Canadian Coast Guard Ship A. LeBlanc

CCGS A. LeBlanc was delivered to the Canadian Coast Guard in March 2014.

The CCGS M. Charles M.B., travelling in open waters.

CCGS M. Charles M.B. was delivered to the Canadian Coast Guard in June 2014.

The following timeline outlines the estimated delivery of Mid-Shore Patrol Vessels:

  • Summer 2009: Contract awarded to Irving Shipbuilding Inc.
  • Fall 2009: Preliminary Design Review completed
  • Spring 2010: Final Design Review completed
  • Fall 2010: Steel Cutting Ceremony marked the beginning of construction of the first vessel, the CCGS Private Robertson V.C.
  • 2012: First Mid-Shore Patrol Vessel delivered
  • 2014: Final Mid-Shore Patrol Vessel delivered

About the Ship

Design

The Mid-Shore Patrol Vessel is based on Damen’s Stan Patrol 4207 design. As of 2001, 16 vessels based on this design have been built and are currently in use by agencies such as the UK Border Agency and the Coast Guards of the Netherlands, Barbados, Jamaica, and Albania. The Damen Stan Patrol 4708, a modification of the 4207, is being used by the United States Coast Guard for more than 35 Fast Response Cutters currently under construction in Louisiana.

Mid-Shore Patrol Vessel Concept Image

Characteristics

Characteristics of the Mid-Shore Patrol Vessel
Parent Design Damen Stan Patrol 4207
Classification Lloyds' Register
Builder Irving Shipbuilding Inc.
Length 43 m
Beam 7.0 m
Draft 2.85 m
Displacement 257 tonnes (estimate)
Maximum Speed 25 knots
Cruising Speed 14 knots
Range at 14 knots 2000 nautical miles
Endurance 14 days
Propellers 2 controllable pitch
Power 4,992 kW
7.53m Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats (RHIB) 1 for C&E variant and 2 for the Maritime Security variant
Crew 14 (CCG, RCMP, and C&E)
Material Steel hull, aluminium superstructure

Construction

In August 2009, a contract for $194 Million was awarded to Irving Shipbuilding Inc. (ISI) for the construction and design of nine Mid-Shore Patrol Vessels. The design of the Mid-Shore Patrol Vessels began immediately and has progressed according to schedule. In 2010, ISI hosted a Steel Cutting Ceremony which has marked the beginning of construction. At present, six vessels have been delivered and there are three Mid-Shore Patrol Vessels in various stages of production at ISI’s Halifax Shipyards.

A vessel under construction

About the Shipyard

Irving Shipbuilding Inc. (ISI) operates out of its head office in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

For more information, visit ISI’s webpage.

Vessel Names

At an event held in Brantford, ON, on November 10, 2010, Minister MacKay of the Department of National Defence (DND) announced the names of two of the new Coast Guard vessels, named in remembrance of fallen First World War soldiers. On February 10, 2011, the Government of Canada announced the remaining seven names in memoriam of fallen Canadian heroes at an event held at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa, ON. The names of the nine Mid-Shore Patrol Vessels are as follows:

  • CCGS Private Robertson V.C., after the late Private James Peter Robertson, V.C. (DND)
  • CCGS Corporal Kaeble V.C., after the late Corporal Joseph Kaeble, V.C. (DND)
  • CCGS Corporal Teather C.V., after Corporal Gordon Robert Teather, C.V (RCMP)
  • CCGS Constable Carrière, after Constable J.L. François Carrière (RCMP)
  • CCGS G. Peddle S.C., after Canadian Coast Guard Chief Officer Gregory Paul Peddle, S.C (CCG)
  • CCGS Corporal McLaren M.M.V., after Corporal Mark Robert McLaren, M.M.V. (DND)
  • CCGS A. LeBlanc, after Fishery Officer Agapit LeBlanc (DFO)
  • CCGS M. Charles M.B., after Seaman Martin Charles, S.C., M.B. (CCG)
  • CCGS Captain Goddard M.S.M., after Captain Nichola Kathleen Sarah Goddard, M.S.M. (DND)

Biographical information:

Private James Robertson, V.C.

CCGS Private Robertson V.C., after the late Private James Peter Robertson, V.C., born in Pictou County, Nova Scotia. He joined the 27th Battalion in 1915. He died in battle on November 6, 1917, while rescuing two badly wounded fellow soldiers under severe fire.

Corporal Joseph Kaeble, V.C.

CCGS Corporal Kaeble V.C., after the late Corporal Joseph Kaeble, V.C., born in St. Moise, Quebec. He joined the Royal 22nd Regiment in 1916. He died near Arras on June 9, 1918, while he single-handedly repelled a strong attack with his Lewis gun.

Corporal Robert Gordon Teather, V.C.

CCGS Corporal Teather C.V., after Corporal Robert Gordon Teather, C.V., a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police diving team in Surrey, British Columbia. Corporal Teather rescued two fishers trapped in the hull of their capsized boat. This heroic rescue occurred in the early morning hours of September 26, 1981. Corporal Teather passed away November 14, 2004. For his actions Corporal Teather was awarded the Cross of Valour.

Constable J.L François Carrière

CCGS Constable Carrière, after Constable J.L. François Carrière, a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Constable Carrière died on November 30, 1997, while conducting an underwater search of a vessel believed to be smuggling illegal drugs. Constable Carrière is listed on the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Roll of Honour.

Chief Officer Peddle, S.C.

CCGS G. Peddle S.C., after Canadian Coast Guard Chief Officer Gregory Paul Peddle, S.C., of Spaniard’s Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador. Chief Officer Peddle and his colleagues, Senior Engineer Pierre Gallien and Leading Seaman Raymond C. Welcher, lost their lives on October, 15, 1989, when their fast rescue craft overturned in an attempt to rescue a diver off Middle Cove, Newfoundland. Chief Officer Peddle was awarded the Star of Courage.

Corporate Mark Robert McLaren, M.M.V.

CCGS Corporal McLaren M.M.V., after Corporal Mark Robert McLaren, M.M.V., of Peterborough, Ontario. Corporal McLaren along with two others were killed on December 5, 2008, when their armoured vehicle struck an improvised explosive device outside Kandahar City. On November 6th, 2008, close to a month before he was killed, Corporal McLaren’s joint Canadian-Afghan patrol was ambushed. Corporal McLaren crawled 10 metres through incoming fire, rescued his team’s afghan interpreter seriously injured and administered first aid. He was awarded the Medal of Military Valour for risking his life to save his team’s Afghan interpreter in Kandahar.

Fishery Officer Agapit LeBlanc

CCGS A. LeBlanc, after Fishery Officer Agapit LeBlanc, of Bouctouche, New Brunswick. Mr. Leblanc joined the Canadian Fisheries and Marine Service in 1920. He was killed on October 20, 1926, while investigating illegal fishing vessels. His murder remains unsolved.

Seaman Martin Charles

CCGS M. Charles M.B., after Seaman Martin Charles, S.C., M.B., of Bamfield, British Columbia, and Hereditary Chief of the Nitinat Band. Martin Charles, now deceased, devoted his life and career to saving lives. He earned the Medal of Bravery for his instrumental role in a search and rescue incident that began with a sunken fishing vessel and ended with the crash of the helicopter assisting in the rescue efforts.

Captain Nichola Kathleen Sarah Goddard, M.S.M.

CCGS Captain Goddard M.S.M., after Captain Nichola Kathleen Sarah Goddard, M.S.M., who was born to Canadian and British parents in Papua New Guinea, and lived in various locations, including Black Lake and Lac la Ronge, Saskatchewan; Edmonton, Alberta; and Antigonish, Nova Scotia. Captain Goddard was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal for her exemplary service in Afghanistan from January 2006, until her death in combat on May 17, 2006.