Multinational experiences on Operation CARIBBE

November 16, 2018 – On October 23, 2018 HMCS Nanaimo and HMCS Edmonton participated in a cooperative deployment with Armada de la República Mexicana (ARM) Hidalgo and ARM Avior of the Mexican Navy and the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Haddock as part of Operation CARIBBE. Aimed at building multinational relationships with our allies and partners, cooperative deployments not only provide opportunities for ships to work and manoeuvre together, but also allow members from each nation to visit and experience each other’s ships. “Being in ARM Hidalgo was really amazing,” says…

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RCN helps keep over nine tonnes of cocaine off the streets on Operation CARIBBE

The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) is wrapping up deployments on Operation CARIBBE for 2017. Working collaboratively with the United States Coast Guard (USCG) and the United States-led Joint Interagency Task Force South (JIATFS) over the past year, the CAF directly supported the ongoing multinational campaign to disrupt illicit trafficking. Three Royal Canadian Navy maritime coastal defence vessels and a Royal Canadian Air Force CP-140 Aurora long-range patrol aircraft deployed to regions in the eastern Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea. Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Saskatoon, Nanaimo, and Moncton, along with…

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HMCS Nanaimo Completes Operation Caribbe Tasking & Returns to Esquimalt December 15th

The success of HMCS Nanaimo and the embarked United States Coast Guard (USCG) Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) continued when they recently assisted in seizure of approximately 1,511 kilograms of cocaine off the coast of Mexico. “The effectiveness of the close partnership between the skilled crew of HMCS Nanaimo and the USCG LEDET team embarked on board is evidenced by their continued success on the high seas,” said the Commanding Officer of HMCS Nanaimo. “The men and women of Nanaimo are proud to be part of this important operation to keep…

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Nanaimo Deploys on Operation Caribbe September 28th

[smartslider3 slider=9] Official photos of HMCS Nanaimo departure from CFB Esquimalt September 28th for Operation Caribbe. A better choice for the Canadian Government, in the runup to the introduction of the Arctic Ocean Patrol Ship (AOPS), would be use of CCGS Sir Wilfrid Laurier in Operation Caribbe. With helicopter capability, could embark a US Coast Guard HITRON helicopter for counter-narcotic operations.

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