Coast Guard, RCMP team up to scour Charlottetown waters
A Coast Guard boat used for drug enforcement and security recently patrolled the waters in Charlottetown.
The CCGS Caporal Kaeble V.C. is a 43-metre long boat used by the RCMP to conduct Maritime security.
The boat had a crew of nine Coast Guard members and three RCMP officers when it came to Charlottetown.
The boat contains two RCMP Zodiac rigid hull inflatable boats used for patrolling the waters.
The CCGS Caporal Kaeble V.C. honours the memory of Joseph-Thomas Kaeble, a corporal who died in combat in 1918.
He was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross (V.C.), the most prestigious award for military valour a Canadian can receive.
Mainly used as part of a joint program with the RCMP, the patrol vessel enhances security and safety along the St. Lawrence River, as well as in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, the St. Lawrence Seaway and the Great Lakes.
With a capacity for a crew of up to 14, including five RCMP officers, her endurance at sea is 14 days on a course of 2,000 nautical miles.
While on missions, the Coast Guard is responsible for vessel operations and the RCMP is responsible for all enforcement activities.
Based in Quebec, the vessel is equipped with two rigid hull inflatable boats for marine security response, as well as a Zodiac, which will be used for search and rescue operations.
Coast Guard Capt. Yves Gervais is at the helm of CCGS Caporal Kaeble V.C., a 43-metre long boat that recently patrolled the waters in Charlottetown. The boat is used by the RCMP to conduct Maritime security.