CGS Vigilant, a National Coast Guard Patrol Cutter ordered
by the Government of Mauritius, from the Western Canada
Marine Group in early 1994 was plagued with problems right
from the start. I understand this vessel
has been out of service for a long time now, with mechanical
problems, and the Mauritius Government have it up for sale.
It was built in Chile, at a cost of 322 million, by a
Canadian consortium, for the Mauritius Coast Guard.
were contracted to build the model by the designers of the
vessel, Polar Design. It was a really
interesting model to build, with a very sleek designed hull,
which we cast in fibreglass in a Silicone Rubber mould.
The superstructure was built entirely of Plexiglas and
styrene sheet, with hand soldered wire railings.
My Son Barry was responsible for the construction of this
vessel, from start to finish ... great job, beautiful model.
was built to a scale of 1:100