The Honourable Peter MacKay, Regional Minister for Nova Scotia and Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, on behalf of the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans officially welcomed the new Canadian Coast Guard Ship CCGS Corporal McLaren M.M.V. into service at a ceremony in Halifax, Nova Scotia yesterday.
CCGS Corporal McLaren M.M.V. is the sixth of nine Hero Class vessels to join the Coast Guard fleet. It will be used to support the Department of Fisheries and Oceans conservation and protection programs.
The vessel was built in Halifax, Nova Scotia by Irving Shipbuilding Inc. The Hero Class vessels are 43 metres in length with a displacement of 257 tonnes and a top speed of 25 knots.
Since 2009, the Government of Canada has delivered several new and more capable vessels to the Coast Guard, including: Mid-Shore Patrol Vessels, a hovercraft, Search and Rescue Lifeboats; Specialty Vessels; Near-Shore Fishery Research Vessels; environmental barges; and a number of small craft.
June 10, 2014