RCN Ships to make first ever port call at Cam Ranh Bay

May 24, 2019 – Canadian naval vessels are expected to visit Cam Ranh military base in central Vietnam for the first time ever on June 10. Two vessels, the frigate HMCS Regina and supply ship Asterix, will dock at Cam Ranh deep-water naval base. According to the foreign affairs department of Khanh Hoa Province, home to Cam Ranh, the ships will visit for four days as part of the Canadian Navy’s exchange program with their counterparts in the Asia-Pacific. The visiting crews will play sports with Vietnamese naval officers, visit…

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Royal Canadian Navy Trains with Charles de Gaulle Strike Group

By Lt Linda Coleman RCN April 29, 2019 – On April 23, HMCS Regina conducted a cooperative deployment with  Task Force (TF) 473, a Carrier Strike Group with nuclear-powered French Navy aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle. The cooperation took place in the Arabian Sea with the goal of enhancing interoperability and improving communications. The day started with an Air Defence Exercise (ADEX), which saw French Navy Rafale M Fighter jets take off from Charles De Gaulle aircraft carrier to conduct maneuvers over Regina. As the jets flew over the warship…

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Federal Fleet Services Sponsored the Naval Support Ships Conference in London

From 19 – 21 February Federal Fleet Services sponsored the international Naval Support Ships conference in London, UK. Spencer Fraser, CEO of Federal Fleet Services was provided the chance to brief world navies on the success of Canada’s Resolve-Class Naval Support Ship Asterix. There were several points made by global navies during the conference this week which should provide some serious food-for-thought for Canadian shipbuilding and naval operations: All current European replenishment ship construction programs at well-established military shipyards are estimating a minimum of 5-year construction times. Davie’s achievement in…

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HMCS Regina & MV Asterix Depart Esquimalt for CTF150

February 6, 2019 – HMCS Regina and MV Asterix departed Esquimalt today for a deployment to the Asia-Pacific and Middle East regions. The ships will initially support Operation PROJECTION working with partner navies and conducting key leader engagements to enhance military cooperation and partnerships in support of Canada’s diplomatic efforts in the Asia-Pacific region. In March 2019, the ships will transition to Operations ARTEMIS, supporting the Canadian-led Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150). CTF 150 is part of the Combined Maritime Force, which is a naval coalition of 33 partner…

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Japan-Canada Joint Training KAEDEX

From November 24th to 27th, the JMSDF conducted joint training exercises KAEDEX 2018 with the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) at Sasebo Port and waters west of Kyushu. Destroyer Kirisame from the JMSDF, the frigate HMCS Calgary and the supply ship MV Asterix from the RCN joined the trainings such as anti-submarine to increase the JMSDF’s tactical skill and strengthen relations with the RCN. The MOD has been strengthening its relation with Canada, which is a Pacific nation sharing fundamental values with Japan, through such training to maintain peace and stability…

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HMCS Calgary Returns to Esquimalt

December 18, 2018 – Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Calgary recently concluded a successful five-month deployment to the Asia-Pacific region on Operation PROJECTION and returned to the ship’s home port at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Esquimalt today. HMCS Calgary sailed on Operation PROJECTION from August 20 to December 18, 2018. Throughout the deployment, HMCS Calgary participated in engagements that further strengthened partner nations’ abilities to effectively conduct combined maritime operations. The ship supported operations in the region, participated in three multinational maritime engagements (KAKADU 2018 in Australia, and KEEN SWORD…

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Asterix Returns to Canada After Year-Long Deployment

December 18, 2018 – Today, Canada’s Resolve-Class Naval Support Ship Asterix arrived back in Canada for the first time following a year-long deployment throughout the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Since delivery from Davie Shipbuilding in January 2018, the ship has maintained 100% utilization without a single day of downtime, something which is virtually unheard of in naval ship operations. During 2018, Asterix has travelled 51,062 nautical miles, performed 138 supply operations with 9 allied navies and delivered over 20 million litres of fuel at sea. She has taken part in…

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JS Kirishima Host Ship for Calgary and Asterix in Yokosuka

November 20, 2018 (Google Translation) – Ocean Coordinator (Notice) On the visit of the Canadian naval vessel and the joint training “KAEDEX 2018” Along with the visit of the Canadian naval vessel, the Maritime Self – Defense Force dispatched host ship as follows, In addition to supporting various kinds of events, we implemented goodwill events and joint exercises “KAEDEX 2018” To do. 1 Canadian Navy Navy’s Visit to Japan (1) Period and calling area 30.11.24 (Sat) – 11.27 (Tue): Sasebo (2) Japan warships etc. A. Visiting Japan (A) Frigate “Calgary”…

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HMCS Calgary Arrival Yokosuka November 6

Royal Canadian Navy Halifax-class frigate, HMCS Calgary (FFH 335), arrives at U.S. Fleet Activities (FLEACT) Yokosuka for a scheduled port visit. FLEACT Yokosuka provides, maintains, and operates base facilities and services in support of 7th Fleet’s forward-deployed naval forces, 71 tenant commands, and 27,000 military and civilian personnel. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tyler R. Fraser/Released)  

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