USCG to Reveal Second Hero-Class Shore Patrol Vessel

The second Hero-class Mid-Shore Patrol vessel will be revealed by the Canadian Coast Guard Tuesday afternoon in Dartmouth, according to The Chronicle

This ship is the second of nine patrol vessels being built at Irving Shipbuilding, in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

In September 2009 Irving Shipbuilding was awarded a contract to build the Hero-class patrol vessel project for the Canadian Coast Guard. These 9 vessels are scheduled for delivery by 2014-2015.

Each of the nine Hero-class patrol vessels will be named after personnel from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Canadian Coast Guard, Department of Fisheries and Oceans and Canadian Forces, who are credited with performing exceptional or heroic acts during their service.

New Mid-Shore Patrol Vessels (MSPV) will conduct Maritime Security missions on the Great Lakes, St. Lawrence Seaway, and Fisheries Enforcement on the Atlantic and Pacific Coasts. The new MSPV are larger, faster, and more capable than the current vessels being used for these missions.

The “Mid-Shore” designation means the vessels can operate up to 120 nautical miles offshore. They will have the capability to communicate securely with other Government of Canada vessels and national classified command and control networks.

Acting Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Defence Minister will attend the event.

Naval Today Staff, November 13, 2012