CCGS Sipu Muin

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History
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Name: Sipu Muin
Operator: Canadian Coast Guard
Port of registry: Ottawa, Ontario
Builder: Hike Metals & Shipbuilding Limited, Wheatley, Ontario
Yard number: 820551
Launched: 1998
In service: 1998-present
Homeport: CCG Hovercraft Base Trois-Rivières
Identification:
Status: in active service
General characteristics [1]
Type: BHC AP1-88/400 hovercraft
Tonnage: 70 NT
Length: 28.5 m (93 ft 6 in)
Beam: 12 m (39 ft 4 in)
Propulsion:
Speed:
  • 48 knots (89 km/h; 55 mph) maximum
  • 45 knots (83 km/h; 52 mph) cruise
Endurance: 1 day
Complement: 4

CCGS Sipu Muin is a Canadian Coast Guard is a Type 400 AP1-88 ACV AP1-88 Air Cushion Vehicle (ACV)] or hovercraft based at CCG Hovercraft Base Trois-Rivières in Trois-Rivières, Quebec.

Her sister ship, the CCGS Siyay, is based at CCG Hovercraft Base Sea Island in Richmond, British Columbia.

The primary missions of Sipu Muin are icebreaking and performing search and rescue missions in the Saint Lawrence River and its navigable tributaries. Occasionally the Sipu Muin performs navigation aid maintenance.

"Sipu Muin" means "bear river" in Mi'kmaq.

See also[edit]

List of other Canadian Coast Guard hovercrafts:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Canadian Coast Guard : CCGH Sipu Muin". ccg-gcc.gc.ca. Retrieved 20 December 2015.

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