Mid-Shore Patrol Vessel
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, faster, and more capable 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.
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.
Six Mid-Shore Patrol Vessels have been delivered.
CCGS Private Robertson V.C. was delivered to the Canadian Coast Guard in July 2012.
CCGS Corporal Kaeble V.C. was delivered to the Canadian Coast Guard in November 2012.
CCGS Corporal Teather C.V. was delivered to the Canadian Coast Guard in February 2013.
CCGS Constable Carrière was delivered to the Canadian Coast Guard in May 2013.
CCGS G. Peddle S.C. was delivered to the Canadian Coast Guard in October 2013.
CCGS Corporal McLaren M.M.V. was delivered to the Canadian Coast Guard in October 2013.
CCGS A. LeBlanc was delivered to the Canadian Coast Guard in March 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
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.
|Parent Design||Damen Stan Patrol 4207|
|Builder||Irving Shipbuilding Inc.|
|Displacement||257 tonnes (estimate)|
|Maximum Speed||25 knots|
|Cruising Speed||14 knots|
|Range at 14 knots||2000 nautical miles|
|Propellers||2 controllable pitch|
|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|
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.
About the Shipyard
Irving Shipbuilding Inc. (ISI) operates out of its head office in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
For more information, visit ISI’s webpage.
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)
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