Nov 13, 2012– Nova Scotia, Canada (Techreleased) –The new vessel from Hero-class patrol Fleet is set to be presented today in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
The vessel is the second of nine commissioned in 2009 by the Canadian Coast Guard. The vessels are being built at Halifax Shipyard, owned by Irving Shipbuilding Inc. All vessels from the class should be delivered by 2014.
The new vessel series will replace eight older vessels with the main task to provide for maritime security in Canada’s Atlantic and Pacific coasts, the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence Seaway.
Each of the nine Hero-class patrol vessels are being named after soldiers, coast guard members, RCMP members and fishery officers who are credited with performing exceptional or heroic acts during their service.
The final designs for Hero-class vessels are based on those of the Damen Stan 4207 patrol vessel. Each vessel is approximately 43 metres in length, has a top speed of 25 knots (46 km/h; 29 mph) and a range of 2,000 nautical miles (3,700 km; 2,300 mi), with the ability to stay at sea for two weeks without replenishing supplies.