Tuesday, October 29, 2013

CCGS Corporal McLaren M.M.V.

The newest Canadian Coast Guard cutter, CCGS Corporal McLaren M.M.V., was registered in Ottawa on October 28, signifying that it has been handed over by Irving Shipbuilding Inc. The boat is still alongside the pier 9B fitting out berth,but it has conducted sea trials and boat trials. The latter involved launching the fast rescue craft and rendez-vousing with a civilian helicopter on October 24. I have never seen this particular trial carried out before.

1. Heading for the Basin, October 24, with the crew readying the fast rescue craft for trials.

2. Non-military, non-CCG helicopter passes over the FRC, which is hidden from the camera, on the other side of the ship.

3. A high speed turn left a standing wake at least two feet high. These boats make an impressive sight at speed.

4, During trials, and before handover, the ship flies the Irving Shipbuilding Inc flag.

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