2020 News 

ABS, RCN & DRDC Launch Digital Asset Framework Pilot

ABS today announced it is engaged in a pilot program with the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) and Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) to deliver the ABS Digital Asset Framework for the RCN’s Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels. The ABS Digital Asset Framework forms the foundation of a broader Conditioned-Based Class program that transforms ship classification from a calendar-based schedule to a condition-based model. The project, which will start with HMCS Saskatoon, will support the RCN’s larger Digital Navy Initiative. “ABS is a leader in delivering condition-based maintenance data services in…

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2020 News 

Which Service is Best

A Soldier a Sailor and an Aviator got into an argument about which branch of the service was The Best. The arguing became so heated the three service members failed to see an oncoming truck as they crossed the street. They were hit by the truck and killed instantly. Soon, the three service members found themselves at the Pearly Gates. They met Saint Peter and decided that only he could be the ultimate source of truth and honesty….. So, the three servicemen asked him, “Saint Peter, which branch of the…

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2020 News 

Dr. Bonnie Henry, Provincial Health Officer Former HMCS Provider Medical Officer

Dr. Bonnie Henry was appointed as provincial health officer for the Province of BC effective February 1, 2018. Dr. Bonnie Henry was the deputy provincial health officer for three years starting in August of 2014 and prior to that served as the interim provincial executive medical director of the BC Centre for Disease Control from December 2013 until August 2014. She was also the medical director of Communicable Disease Prevention and Control and Public Health Emergency Management with the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control and medical director for the…

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2020 News 

Operation Argon Glow Complete

March 1, 2020 – Last week, personnel from the RCN and RCAF participated in a Virtual Task Group Exercise which saw six ships combat teams (from East and West Fleets), a submarine crew, a CP-140 Aurora Maritime Patrol Aircraft crew, and two CH-148 Cyclone crews playing in a common virtual war game. The submarine simulator even played on the opposition force a few times to keep things interesting for the others! This represents the largest VTGEX to date for the RCN and RCAF, and for the first time, live participation…

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Undersea Warfare Center, Canadian Forces Ready Marine Mammal Monitoring System

February 25, 2020 – Marine Mammal Monitoring (M3R) is an underwater acoustic sensor system being adopted by the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division, Keyport for use in a testing range in the northwest Salish Sea operated jointly by the U.S. Navy and Canadian Forces Maritime Experimental & Test Ranges (CFMETR). M3R utilizes a system of hydrophones and computer algorithms to detect, identify, and track marine mammals that might be approaching Navy testing ranges, enabling Navy personnel to avoid potentially injuring the animals. Dr. Dawn Grebner, a bioacoustician at NUWC…

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Whitehorse Takes Part in Exercise NAMSI PACIFIC-EX 2020

March 3, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Secretariat of the Navy-Navy of Mexico informs that, from February 28 to today, the Exercise “NAMSI PACIFIC-EX 2020” was carried out, with the headquarters of the Fourteenth Naval Zone, located in Puerto Chiapas, Chiapas; This exercise is based on maritime safety and security in the North American region, so its main objective is the exchange of operational knowledge between the maritime forces of Mexico, the United States and Canada, to guarantee the maintenance of the Rule of Law at sea in compliance with…

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OCEAN Industries Orders MAN Propulsion Packages for Royal Canadian Navy Tugs

February 21, 2020 – OCEAN Industries Inc., the Quebec-based marine group, has ordered 8 × MAN 12V175D-MM, IMO Tier III-compliant engines in connection with the construction of 4 × 24-metre ASD tugs for the Royal Canadian Navy. The vessels are set respectively for delivery to Canada’s major naval bases at Esquimalt, British Columbia and Halifax, Nova Scotia, with each location set to receive two tugs. Under the contract, MAN Energy Solutions will also provide SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) technology for the engines, facilitating Tier III compliance, as well as ship…

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Works Starts on New Rolls-Royce Peterborough CSC Facility

February 14, 2020 – Rolls-Royce today welcomed Minister Maryam Monsef, MP for Peterborough-Kawartha, Dave Smith, Member of the Provincial Parliament, and Peterborough Mayor Diane Therrien to break ground on a new expansion to its Centre of Excellence for Naval Handling equipment in Peterborough, Ontario. Design and manufacture of the world-leading Rolls-Royce Mission Bay Handling System (MBHS) will take place inside the new facility expansion. The MBHS is an innovative, adaptable and flexible feature of the Global Combat Ship design, selected for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC), Australian Hunter Class and…

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Sea Trials Begin for Mayflower Autonomous Ship’s ‘AI Captain’

March 5, 2020 – IBM and marine research organization Promare, have announced that a new ‘AI Captain’, which will enable the Mayflower Autonomous Ship (MAS) to self-navigate across the Atlantic later this year, is to go to sea this month for testing. The trial, which will take place on a manned research vessel off the coast of Plymouth in the UK, will evaluate how the AI Captain uses cameras, AI and edge computing systems to safely navigate around ships, buoys and other ocean hazards that it is expected to meet…

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