CCGS Mamilossa

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Name: Mamilossa
Namesake: Abenaki for it walks from the shore onto the water
Operator: Canadian Coast Guard
Port of registry: Ottawa, Ontario
Builder: Hoverworks Limited, Cowes, England
Yard number: 833290
Launched: 2009
In service: 2009-present
Homeport: CCG Hovercraft Base Trois-Rivières - Quebec Region
Status: in active service, as of 2011
General characteristics
Type: Griffon Hoverwork AP1-88/400 hovercraft
Length: 28.5 m (93 ft 6 in)
Beam: 12 m (39 ft 4 in)
Installed power: 3281kw
Propulsion: 4 × Caterpillar C32 twelve cylinder diesels each producing up to 1125HP
Speed: 50 knots (93 km/h; 58 mph) maximum
Range: 400-660 nm
Endurance: 1 day
Complement: 8

CCGS Mamilossa is a Canadian Coast Guard Hoverwork AP1-88/400 Air Cushioned Vehicle or hovercraft based at CCG Hovercraft Base Trois-Rivières, QC. The hovercraft is the newest in the CCG's fleet and their first built in the UK, the CCGS Sipu Muin and CCGS Siyay were built under license by Hike Metal Products of Wheatley, Ontario, Canada. She is the largest hovercraft exported by British shipbuilders.[1]

The primary missions of Mamilossa is used for SAR along coastlines in Quebec Region, but can perform other tasks:[2]

  • navigation aid
  • buoy tender

The hovercraft's name is Abenaki for "it walks from the shore onto the water fair winds".

See also[edit]

List of other Canadian Coast Guard hovercraft:


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