CCGS Mamilossa

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The CCGS Mamilossa approaching shore


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 air cushioned vehicle that is 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 buoy tender, 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.

This air cushioned vehicle is equipped with a removable crane capable of lifting up to 6 600 kg. Her versatility and 23 000 kg payload enable her to transport any combination of cargo and passengers. Vehicules can be loaded directly on deck via a bow ramp. This last characteristic makes the Mamilossa particularly effective on environmental response.

The CCGS Mamilossa is based in Trois-Rivières and like all other Canadian Coast Guard units, it can be deployed rapidly to any area in Quebec Region.

Vessel Particulars
Type Air Cushion Vehicule
Length 28.5 m
Breadth 12 m
Power 3356 kW
Maximum speed 50 knots
Cruising speed 45 knots
Core crew 8
Builder Hoverworks Ltd., Isle of Wight, UK
Year in Secrvice 2009