Canadian Coast Guard Fleet in Quebec

CCGS Mamilossa

CCGS Mamilossa - Click to enlarge CCGS Mamilossa
Source: Canadian Coast Guard

The CCGS Mamilossa (pronounced ma-mi-lo-ssa). word in the Abenaki language that means "it walks from the shore onto the water", is a heavy and powerful amphibious hovercraft that will be used to clear ice jams from rivers and areas that are hard to reach with conventional icebreakers. It plays an essential role in preventing floods in eastern Canada.

Due to its versatility, the CCGS Mamilossa is used as a buoytender, meaning that she can be called upon to lay, service and recover buoys and support navigation aid construction and maintenance operations. In addition, she is regularly assigned to search and rescue operations.

This hovercraft is equipped with a removable crane capable of lifting up to 6 600 kg. Her versatility and 23 000 kg payload enable her to transport any combination of cargo and passengers. Vehicules can be loaded directly on deck via a bow ramp. This last characteristic makes the Mamilossa particularly effective on environmental response.

The CCGS Mamilossa is based in Trois-Rivières and like all other Canadian Coast Guard units, it can be deployed rapidly to any area in Quebec Region.

Characteristics

Type
Air cushion vehicle
Length
28,5 m
Width
12 m
Power
3 281 kW
Maximum speed
50 knots
Cruising speed
45 knots
Maximum weight
75 tm
Crew
8
Builder
Hoverwork Ltd, Island of Wight, England.
Construction completed
2009