Royal Canadian Navy’s ships visit Vietnam

June 10, 2019 (VNA) – The Royal Canadian Navy’s multi-role patrol frigate HMCS Regina and supply ship MV Asterix arrived at Cam Ranh port in the central province of Khanh Hoa on June 10, beginning a four-day visit to Vietnam. Talking to reporters after a welcome ceremony, Commander Jacob French, Commanding Officer of HMCS Regina, said Vietnam is a valuable partner of Canada in Southeast Asia. He said the current visit is a chance for his crewmembers to interact with the local community and for Canada to prove its partnership…

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Long Time MARPAC PAO Gerry Pash a Citizenship Judge

Gerry Pash, a well known figure in Victoria news circles for almost 50 years and vehemently denied accepting any patronage awards, is now a Citizenship Judge. Appointed Citizenship Judge for British Columbia in June 2012, he had a 27-year career in radio broadcasting, following which he worked for the Department of National Defence for 22 years as a public affairs officer at the Maritime Forces Pacific Headquarters, in Victoria, B.C. In his civilian occupations and as a Canadian Forces reservist, he has received several awards in recognition of his commitment…

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MARPAC Public Affairs Sends to News to USA But Not Maple Leaf Navy Magazine

Reprinted from Peninsula Daily News Canadian Navy to use Bentinck Island range ESQUIMALT, B.C. — The land-based demolition range at Bentinck Island will be in use Monday through Friday, March 23, the Royal Canadian Navy announced. The range will be in use from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily during that time. Bentinck Island is located near Race Rocks in the Strait of Juan de Fuca and is used as a terrestrial demolition range by the Canadian Armed Forces. Local residents will likely be unaware of the activities except on…

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Calgary Suffers Fuel Spill in Georgia Strait

In the morning of February 24, 2018, HMCS Calgary in the Straits of Georgia, reported a spill of approximately 30,000L of F76 fuel type to CFB Esquimalt and Environment Canada. Maritime Forces (Pacific) is co-ordinating with Environment Climate Change Canada, Canadian Coast Guard, Transport Canada, and BC Emergency Management. Maritime Forces (Pacific) has launched an investigation into the cause of spill. A thorough investigation will take place and the results will inform our procedures going forward. The Department of National Defense is responsible for the environment and is being supported…

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