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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Royal Canadian Navy Ships Visit Da Nang

September 26, 2018 (Google Translation) – HMCS Calgary ship and the MV Asterix commercial container ship of the Royal Canadian Navy arrived at Tien Sa Port of the central city of Da Nang on September 26, starting a five-day visit to Vietnam. The delegation, led by Commanding Officer of HMCS Calgary Blair Saltel, was welcomed by leaders of the High Command of Naval Region 3, the Defence Ministry’s Department of Foreign Relations, the High Command of the Vietnam Border Guard Force and Da Nang’s Department of External Affairs and Military…

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Calgary to Visit Da Nang September 26-30

September 30, 2018 (VNA) – The visit takes place from September 26-30, according to a statement of National Defense/Canadian Armed Forces. Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Calgary is currently taking part in OP Projection in the Asia-Pacific to conduct forward naval presence operations in the region and support international naval exercises with partner nations. The deployment is aimed to strengthen existing defense partnerships and establish new multinational relations in order to achieve greater interoperability and enhanced delivery of defense capabilities for future operations. HMCS Calgary will be conducting a port…

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Canadian Refueling a First for Stuart at Kakadu 18

September 10, 2018 – Replenishments at sea are business-as-usual in the Royal Australian Navy but new ground was broken recently for HMAS Stuart when the Anzac class frigate took on fuel from Canadian tanker MV Asterix for the first time during Exercise Kakadu 2018. Stuart Commanding Officer, Commander Chris Leece, said despite not having worked with Asterix before, the RAS went off without a hitch. “Refuelling at sea is always a challenging evolution but the fact that we’ve never operated with Asterix before added another level of complexity to the…

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