HMCS Halifax Officer Charged With Sexual Assault

On May 13, 2018, the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service (CFNIS) charged a member of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) with sexual assault under the National Defence Act (NDA) and Criminal Code of Canada (CCC). The charge relates to a reported incident from Fall 2018 involving another member of the CAF while deployed at sea onboard HMCS Halifax. Lieutenant Craig Brown, a Regular Force officer with the Halifax-based HMCS Halifax, faces the following charge: • One (1) count of Sexual Assault under section 271 of the CCC, punishable under section…

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Technical Issues on Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships

November 7, 2018 – Over the past two weeks there have been a series of technical issues that have affected deployed Royal Canadian Navy ships. Specifically there have been two fires in gas turbine enclosures, power failures, and a loss of propulsion. The fact that there have been this many instances in such a short period of time is of significant concern to the Royal Canadian Navy. The safety of our personnel at sea is of primary importance. Simply put our sailors need to have confidence in the technical readiness…

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U.S., Canada Wrap Up Bilateral Maritime Ops

September 13, 2018 – The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HSTCSG) and the Royal Canadian Navy concluded three days of bilateral operations in the North Atlantic, Sept.12. The multi-day event, under the direction of U.S. Northern Command’s Navy Component Command, U.S. Navy North, was comprised of training evolutions geared towards partnership building and enhancing interoperability between the two nations, to include liaison officer exchanges, rotary wing deck landing qualifications, replenishment at sea, and advanced surface ship maneuvering operations. “Canada is a vital partner in ensuring security in the North…

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U.S., Canada Commence Bilateral Maritime Ops

September 10, 2018 – The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HSTCSG) and the Royal Canadian Navy are conducting bilateral operations in the North Atlantic Sept. 10-12. Commander, U.S. Second Fleet, Vice Adm. Andrew Lewis embarked the strike group flagship, USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), and the USS Normandy (CG 60) Sept. 10, to observe firsthand the exercises aimed at strengthening the two nations’ vital, longstanding partnership. “Canada is our steadfast partner in NATO, in the North Atlantic, in the Artic, and around the globe,” said Lewis. “We operate…

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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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