Moncton and Oriole Conducting 2018 Great Lakes Cruise

Two Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) ships will visit communities along the St. Lawrence Seaway and the Great Lakes this summer as part of the annual Great Lakes Deployment. Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Moncton and Oriole are this year’s RCN ambassadors for the annual deployment which connects Canadians to their Navy. HMCS Oriole will visit the following cities: Toronto, ON (June 17-25) Hamilton, ON (June 29-July 4) Port Dalhousie, ON (July 6-9) Oakville, ON (July 13-16) Port Stanley, ON (July 20-23) Windsor, ON (July 27-30) Port Colborne, ON (August 3-6) Oshawa,…

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HMCS Moncton Wins NYC Fleet Week Regatta

By Chief Petty Officer RJ Stratchko USN More than 50 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen participated in the 4th Annual Fleet Week Regatta at the New York Harbor during Fleet Week New York, May 26th. Service members from several commands, including the USS Mitscher (DDG 57) and USS Zephyr (PC 8), participated in racing 24 identical sailboats in the friendly competition. The event was hosted by the Manhattan Yacht Club and sponsored by the New York Harbor Sailing Foundation and the New York Council Navy League. Participating members from HMCS…

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HMCS Moncton to Represent Canada at 2018 Fleet Week New York

The Ships and Locations for New York Fleet Week 2018 Manhattan, Pier 90: • San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS Arlington (LPD 24), from Norfolk, Virginia. Arlington will embark several hundred Marines from Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. • Kingston-class coastal defence vessel HMCS Moncton (MM 708), from Canadian Forces Base Halifax Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, Pier 86: • Four USNA YPs, from Annapolis, Maryland (Vessels depart Saturday, May26) • Sentinel-class cutter USCGC Richard Snyder (WPC 1127), from Atlantic Beach, North Carolina Brooklyn Cruise Terminal: (In the Red Hook…

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RCN helps keep over nine tonnes of cocaine off the streets on Operation CARIBBE

The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) is wrapping up deployments on Operation CARIBBE for 2017. Working collaboratively with the United States Coast Guard (USCG) and the United States-led Joint Interagency Task Force South (JIATFS) over the past year, the CAF directly supported the ongoing multinational campaign to disrupt illicit trafficking. Three Royal Canadian Navy maritime coastal defence vessels and a Royal Canadian Air Force CP-140 Aurora long-range patrol aircraft deployed to regions in the eastern Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea. Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Saskatoon, Nanaimo, and Moncton, along with…

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HMCS Moncton & Nanaimo Assist US Coast Guard in Drug Busts

On November 11, 2017, HMCS Moncton intercepted a suspect vessel and disembarked a USCG law enforcement detachment to seize 834 kgs of cocaine and apprehend three suspected smugglers. In the Eastern Pacific Ocean on October 31, 2017, HMCS Nanaimo conducted a similar intercept and seizure with an embarked USCG law enforcement detachment to seize 478 kgs of cocaine and apprehend three suspected smugglers. HMCS Nanaimo has also been credited with disrupting an estimated 750 kgs of cocaine while conducting operations over the past several weeks. While HMCS Moncton and Nanaimo…

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