U.S., allied forces complete EOD exercise Hydracrab 2019

August 31, 2019 – Expeditionary forces from Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States completed exercise Hydracrab 2019, Aug. 31. Hydracrab was a first-of-its-kind quadrilateral exercise with key partner nations, which began Aug. 19 and spanned two weeks. The exercise aimed to prepare allied explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) forces to operate as an integrated, capable force in the changing and complex maritime Indo-Pacific region. “During the inaugural EOD Hydracrab exercise, our teams took on an incredible compilation of highly-realistic unit level drills, and several tactics exchanges,” said Cmdr. Andrew…

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HMCS Chicoutimi Returns to Esquimalt

HMCS Chicoutimi has returned to HMC Dockyard in Esquimalt March 21st after a 197-day deployment (down from originally announced 10 months) in the Asia-Pacific region, marking an historic milestone for the Royal Canadian Navy submarine fleet after a nearly 50-year absence from the region. The former HMS Upholder was escorted into port by HMCS Regina and tug Glendale, the latter forced into service due to the lack of a submarine support vessel. The deployment included numerous opportunities for HMCS Chicoutimi to operate with regional partner navies such as the United…

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