HMCS Toronto Exercises With URS Pryluky

April 5, 2019 (Google Translation) – The Pryluky missile boat of the Ukrainian Navy and the Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Toronto have conducted joint maneuvers in the Black Sea, the press service of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry has reported. “During the exercises, the Ukrainian missile boat Pryluky and the Royal Canadian Navy frigate FFH 333 Toronto have completed tasks on tactical maneuvering and conducted joint practical artillery firing and a series of training exercises with Ukrainian Navy aircraft,” reads the statement. It notes that operating officers from the Royal…

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NATO Frigates Toronto and Santa Maria in Odessa

April 1, 2019 – “The Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Toronto (FFH 333) and the Spanish Navy frigate Santa Maria (F-81) have moored to the berth of the Odessa Marine Station. These ships carry out the patrol in the Mediterranean Sea as part of the Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2). They arrived in Odesa on a friendly visit to have a rest and will stay there for three days,” the press service of the Defense Ministry of Ukraine reports. As noted, Toronto and Santa Maria entered the Black Sea…

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Dynamic Manta 2019 Completed

March 13, 2019 (Google Translation) – The Dynamic Manta 2019 has ended , one of NATO ‘s most important annual exercises , aimed at ensuring constant interoperability between air, surface and underwater forces in the anti-submarine struggle . Five submarines, nine ships, eight helicopters and seven maritime patrol aircraft from Greece, Italy, the United Kingdom, Spain, Turkey, Canada and France took part in the exercise, which began on 26 February in Catania and took place in the central Mediterranean. , Germany and the United States. The exercise was conducted by…

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Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2)

Commander SNMG2 Commodore  Boudewijn Boots Royal Netherlands Navy Flagship – HNLMS Evertsen Royal Netherlands Navy F-805 – De Zeven Provinciën-Class Frigate HMCS Toronto Royal Canadian Navy FFH 333 – Halifax Class Frigate TCG Gelibolu Turkish Navy F493 – Gabya Class Guided-Missile Frigates (former Oliver Hazard Perry-class) ESPS Santa Maria Spanish Navy F81 – Santa Maria Class Frigate FGS Bonn German Navy A1413 – Berlin Class Replenishment Ship ALS Butrinti Albanian Naval Force P134 – Damen Stan 4207 patrol boat HS Kalypso Hellenic Navy M64 – Osprey Class Coastal Minehunter HS…

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Sexual Assault Charges Laid Against HMCS Toronto Officer

November 14, 2018 – On November 10, 2018, the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service (CFNIS) charged a member of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) with multiple sexual assault-related offenses under the National Defense Act (NDA) and Criminal Code of Canada (CCC). The charges relate to reported incidents during Fall and Winter 2017 involving other members of the CAF while deployed at sea onboard HMCS Charlottetown. Navy Sub-Lieutenant Aidan Louise BROWNLEE, a Regular Force member of HMCS Toronto which homeport is Halifax, N.S. faces the following charges. • Three (3) counts…

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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 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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