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.