On Saturday, June 20, the public is invited to tour the CCGS Corporal Kaeble, a 42.8-meter patrol vessel. Don't miss this unique opportunity to discover this impressive vessel used by the RCMP Marine Security Enforcement Team (MSET) to patrol the St. Lawrence Gulf and Seaway. Members of the MSET will be on site to welcome visitors from 1 to 4 p.m. at the cruise ship quay in La Baie, Saguenay. In addition to a guided tour, they will explain the role they play in maintaining the safety and security of Canadians.
The team on board the CCGS Corporal Kaeble includes members of the RCMP and the Canadian Coast Guard. The team was created in 2005 to assist in the identification of persons and vessels that may constitute a threat to the security of Canada and its communities. This threat includes terrorism, drug importation, weapon, cigarette, alcohol and people smuggling.
The primary objective of MSET is to gather intelligence on any criminal or suspicious activity along the St. Lawrence Seaway with the co-operation of coastal communities. This initiative was made necessary due to the immense territory of the province of Québec and its geographic situation.