RCN Divers Mark Remembrance Day in Rockingham

November 19, 2019 – Remembrance Day was honoured at Fleet Base West with a ceremony that was attended by the Five Eyes nation participants in the recently commenced Exercise DUGONG 19. Exercise DUGONG 19 brings mine warfare and dive teams from Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States of America together for two weeks to practice contemporary mine warfare and dive salvage techniques and procedures in the vicinity of Western Australia’s Fleet Base West at Garden Island. Specifically, Exercise DUGONG 19 is a field training exercise…

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Margaret Brooke Transitioned to Barge for Launch

November 8, 2019 – Earlier today the shipbuilders at Halifax Shipyard successfully transitioned the future HMCS Margaret Brooke from land-level onto a submersible barge for the vessel’s planned launch. The future HMCS Margaret Brook is the second of six Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) the shipbuilders at Halifax Shipyard are building for the Royal Canadian Navy as part of Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy. Weather permitting, the barge carrying the future HMCS Margaret Brooke will be towed from Halifax Shipyard to a launch site in Bedford Basin, located off the…

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