Victoria Shipyards to Maintain Canada’s West Coast-based Halifax-class Frigates

July 16, 2019 – Seaspan’s Victoria Shipyards has signed a contract to perform Docking Maintenance work on the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) fleet of Halifax-class frigates. This work has been executed by Victoria Shipyards for the last decade under the Frigate Life Extension (FELEX) modernization program. The maintenance support for Canada’s frigates will see Seaspan provide docking work periods for Canada’s five Halifax-class frigates stationed on the West Coast. The Government of Canada also announced similar work would be conducted by two other Canadian shipyards for Canada’s seven East Coast-based…

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HMCS Calgary set for Cyclone helicopter training

By Peter Mallett March 13, 2019 – HMCS Calgary has returned to home waters after a month-long deployment to Southern California – but they won’t be coming alongside right away. First they will be in the Strait of Juan de Fuca training with a CH-148 Cyclone helicopter. Halifax-class frigates are required to complete Ship Without Air Detachment training roughly every six months. This qualification allows the ship’s crew to conduct helicopter operations when there is no Royal Canadian Air Force detachment embarked. “It’s a collaboration of members from different trades…

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Japan-Canada Joint Training KAEDEX

From November 24th to 27th, the JMSDF conducted joint training exercises KAEDEX 2018 with the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) at Sasebo Port and waters west of Kyushu. Destroyer Kirisame from the JMSDF, the frigate HMCS Calgary and the supply ship MV Asterix from the RCN joined the trainings such as anti-submarine to increase the JMSDF’s tactical skill and strengthen relations with the RCN. The MOD has been strengthening its relation with Canada, which is a Pacific nation sharing fundamental values with Japan, through such training to maintain peace and stability…

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HMCS Calgary Returns to Esquimalt

December 18, 2018 – Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Calgary recently concluded a successful five-month deployment to the Asia-Pacific region on Operation PROJECTION and returned to the ship’s home port at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Esquimalt today. HMCS Calgary sailed on Operation PROJECTION from August 20 to December 18, 2018. Throughout the deployment, HMCS Calgary participated in engagements that further strengthened partner nations’ abilities to effectively conduct combined maritime operations. The ship supported operations in the region, participated in three multinational maritime engagements (KAKADU 2018 in Australia, and KEEN SWORD…

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JS Kirishima Host Ship for Calgary and Asterix in Yokosuka

November 20, 2018 (Google Translation) – Ocean Coordinator (Notice) On the visit of the Canadian naval vessel and the joint training “KAEDEX 2018” Along with the visit of the Canadian naval vessel, the Maritime Self – Defense Force dispatched host ship as follows, In addition to supporting various kinds of events, we implemented goodwill events and joint exercises “KAEDEX 2018” To do. 1 Canadian Navy Navy’s Visit to Japan (1) Period and calling area 30.11.24 (Sat) – 11.27 (Tue): Sasebo (2) Japan warships etc. A. Visiting Japan (A) Frigate “Calgary”…

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HMCS Calgary Arrival Yokosuka November 6

Royal Canadian Navy Halifax-class frigate, HMCS Calgary (FFH 335), arrives at U.S. Fleet Activities (FLEACT) Yokosuka for a scheduled port visit. FLEACT Yokosuka provides, maintains, and operates base facilities and services in support of 7th Fleet’s forward-deployed naval forces, 71 tenant commands, and 27,000 military and civilian personnel. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tyler R. Fraser/Released)  

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JMSDF Acknowledges RCN Assistance With North Korea Monitoring

November 6, 2018 (Google Translation) – The Ministry of Defense and the SDF are monitoring waters suspected of violating UN Security Council resolutions in order to prevent “settlements”, and since January this year, since 10 cases that are strongly suspected of implementing ” I have made public. About one month from the end of April this year and about one month from mid September against the United States against illegal marine activities including North Korean flagged vessels prohibited by a UN Security Council resolution Half, based on the US Army…

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HMCS Calgary Arrival for ROK Fleet Review

October 10, 2018 (KBS) – The South Korean Navy’s International Fleet Review begins a five-day run October 10, 2018 at Jeju Island’s civilian-military complex port, with Navy delegates from 46 countries in attendance. The highlight of the event was be the review of warships on Thursday, where 24 South Korean vessels will appear alongside 17 vessels from 12 countries, including the 103-thousand-600-ton U.S. nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan. Japan decided not to send a warship amid a row over its Maritime Self-Defense Forces’ plan to fly the controversial Rising…

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Royal Canadian Navy Ships Visit Da Nang

September 26, 2018 (Google Translation) – HMCS Calgary ship and the MV Asterix commercial container ship of the Royal Canadian Navy arrived at Tien Sa Port of the central city of Da Nang on September 26, starting a five-day visit to Vietnam. The delegation, led by Commanding Officer of HMCS Calgary Blair Saltel, was welcomed by leaders of the High Command of Naval Region 3, the Defence Ministry’s Department of Foreign Relations, the High Command of the Vietnam Border Guard Force and Da Nang’s Department of External Affairs and Military…

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