Exercice BRILLIANT MARINER

Google Translation Last preparations, final adjustments before sailing for the sailors participating in Exercise BRILLIANT MARINER 2017, NATO’s major exercise, which will take place from 29 September to 13 October 2017 in the Mediterranean Sea. For a few days now, the Toulonians will no doubt have noticed the presence on their streets of many sailors from NATO countries participating in the BRILLIANT MARINER2017 exercise (BRMR17) involving 13 different nations, 3500 sailors and thirty of units (frigates, amphibious vessels, submarines, aircraft carriers, tankers, mine-hunters, etc.) and numerous airborne means. This exercise…

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OSI Maritime at Pacific 2017

OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) will feature the Company’s leading naval integrated navigation and tactical solutions at Pacific 2017, Sydney, Australia. The product of over 20 years of Military Electronic Navigation experience, OSI’s Integrated Navigation & Tactical System (INTS) gives users the most compliant and fully scalable military Integrated Bridge System (IBS) available. Shipbuilders will find INTS represents a cost-effective, total solution that provides for IBS installations to be completed on time and on budget. Featuring a scalable, sensor agnostic solution, INTS suits a range of programs from retrofits to new…

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Babcock Canada Interaction Lab takes shape at Interurban

“The Interaction Lab has landed at the doorstep of Camosun College,” says Dr. Tim Walzak, Director of Camosun Innovates. “It’s truly a world class space and it has exceeded my expectations about how it’s shaping up.” The Interaction Lab is part of Camosun’s commitment to enhancing Applied Learning, in partnership with Education and Student Experience. The college’s emphasis on Applied Learning helps Camosun meet the needs of students in a way that makes education meaningful. It is integral to bringing skills, knowledge and real-world problem-solving to the classroom experience. Detailed…

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Nanaimo Deploys on Operation Caribbe September 28th

[smartslider3 slider=9] Official photos of HMCS Nanaimo departure from CFB Esquimalt September 28th for Operation Caribbe. A better choice for the Canadian Government, in the runup to the introduction of the Arctic Ocean Patrol Ship (AOPS), would be use of CCGS Sir Wilfrid Laurier in Operation Caribbe. With helicopter capability, could embark a US Coast Guard HITRON helicopter for counter-narcotic operations.

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Halifax Shipyard Delivers HMCS Halifax from Refit

To the applause of the workforce at Halifax Shipyard, the Ship’s Company of Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Halifax eagerly marched to Halifax Shipyard today to accept their frigate following her successful docking work period (DWP). HMCS Halifax entered the graving dock at Halifax Shipyard on October 20, 2016, for a DWP that included routine maintenance and upgrades to ensure the longevity of the vessel. More than 530 of the Halifax Shipyard’s 1,500 employees worked on HMCS Halifax DWP. This includes 440 apprentice and journeyperson crane operators, electricians, engine fitters,…

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Chamber of Shipping Statement on World Maritime Day 2017

Today the Chamber of Shipping encourages Canadians to observe the United Nations’ World Maritime Day. This year’s theme, Connecting Ships, Ports and People, acknowledges the many facets of the marine transportation industry, and promotes a collaborative approach on a range of issues, including navigational safety, protection of the marine environment, and marine security. As Canada’s international trade continues to grow, it will become increasingly important to develop an integrated coastal strategy that ensures our marine ecosystems are protected for future generations. “Coastal management must address areas of high activity where…

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Transport Canada issues another fine for not respecting the speed restriction in the Gulf of St. Lawrence

On August 11, 2017, Transport Canada took action to help ensure navigational safety and to protect the marine environment, due to the increased presence of whales in the area, by implementing a temporary mandatory slow down of vessels 20 metres or more to a maximum of 10 knots. The speed restriction applies to vessels travelling in the western Gulf of St. Lawrence, between the Quebec north shore and just north of Prince Edward Island. While the shipping industry in general has been proactive in respecting the speed limits, the Federal…

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HMCS Winnipeg in Fleet Week San Francisco 2017

Sailors and Marines aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105), mine countermeasures ship USS Champion (MCM 4), U.S. Coast Guard cutter Midgett (WHEC 726), and Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Winnipeg (FFH 338) will be in San Francisco for Fleet Week, Oct. 1-10. In addition, forces from 1st Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF), Naval Beach Group (NBG) 1, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) 1, Navy Region Southwest, and U.S. Coast Guard District 11 will also be participating in Fleet Week. San Francisco Fleet Week…

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STRIKFORNATO Executes Exercise FORMIDABLE SHIELD 17

Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO (STRIKFORNATO) will execute the Integrated Air and Missile Defence exercise FORMIDABLE SHIELD 17 from 24 September to 18 October 2017. FORMIDABLE SHIELD 17 is an exercise aimed to improve allied interoperability in a live-fire, Integrated Air and Missile Defence (IAMD) environment, using NATO command and control reporting structures. 8 force contributing NATO Nations, 14 ships, more than 10 aircraft, and approximately 3300 personnel will participate in the exercise, providing an opportunity to simulate real world operations, highlighted by combined IAMD and air defence live-fire…

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