Strengthening Naval Partnerships in the Middle East

By Lt Linda Coleman RCN CTF 150 Public Affairs Officer February 14, 2019 – Rear-Admiral Craig Baines RCN, Commander Maritime Forces Atlantic and Maritime Component Command, visited Manama, Bahrain from January 14-15, 2019, for a series of key leadership engagements, and to visit Commodore Darren Garnier and the Canada-led Combined Task Force (CTF) 150 team responsible for counter-terrorism and deterring illicit maritime activities in the Western Indian Ocean and Middle Eastern waters. RAdm Baines’ first meeting with Vice-Admiral James Malloy, United States Navy, Commander Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), enabled discussions…

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Exchange officer from the Ivory Coast Navy gains a new RCN family

By LT Linda Coleman RCN Sailing across the Atlantic Ocean is routine for the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), but for many African nations, it’s a rare occurrence. So for Sub-Lieutenant Lassina Traoré, a member of the Ivory Coast Navy, to spend five weeks sailing in HMCS Summerside to West Africa was a pretty big deal. “I am most likely the person who has traveled the most nautical miles in my navy,” said SLt Traoré upon conclusion of his time in Summerside. “It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for me to sail…

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