Kraken Announces DND Contract Extension

June 14, 2021 – Kraken Robotics Inc., Canada’s Ocean Company™, is pleased to announce that Public Works and Government Services Canada, has issued a contract extension to Kraken valued at $690,000. The end user is the Canadian Department of National Defense (DND). Under the contract, Kraken will provide upgrades, testing, and new hardware and software for the ThunderFish® 300 Autonomous…

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Boycotters Fail to Block Israeli Shipping in Vancouver

June 14, 2021 – An attempt by anti-Israel activists to obstruct Israel-linked shipping off Canada’s west coast has failed, B’nai Brith Canada has learned. On Tuesday, a coalition of anti-Israel groups gathered at Woodland Park, just south of the Port of Vancouver, and marched to the Port in an attempt to obstruct the Northern Julie, a cargo ship sailing under…

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Leaders agree NATO 2030 agenda to strengthen the Alliance

June 14, 2021 – The NATO Summit in Brussels wrapped up on Monday (14 June 2021), with leaders taking important decisions to chart the Alliance’s course over the next decade and beyond. NATO leaders reaffirmed the Alliance’s dual-track approach of defense and dialogue towards Russia. They also pledged to continue to support NATO partners Ukraine and Georgia, bringing them closer…

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US Coast Guard Offloads Cocaine Located by LEDET from HMCS Saskatoon

June 14, 2021 – Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma offloaded more than 7,500 pounds of cocaine in Port Everglades, an estimated street value of $143.5 million, Monday, after three interdictions in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. A maritime patrol flight spotted a vessel on April 16, and a Coast Guard law enforcement detachment team on the HMCS Saskatoon apprehended five suspects and…

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Baines Needs to Resign Over Blunder of Epic Proportions

June 14, 2021 – If it wasn’t bad enough to be golfing June 2, 2021, a work day, Vice-Admiral Craig Baines decides it would be a good idea to golf with now retired General Vance. Vance, currently under a cloud for doing nothing about sex allegations, is the last person Baines should have been with. Is the sense of entitlement…

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Enabling Persistent Maritime Surveillance

Over a two-week period in late 2020 in the protected waters of Vancouver, Canada, International Submarine Engineering Ltd (ISE) tested its prototype of an underwater dock. The dock is a platform for autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) to upload data and re-charge their onboard batteries all while staying submerged. Setting aside the technical achievement, in this article we’re going to discuss…

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U.S. 3rd Fleet hosts RIMPAC initial planning conference

June 11, 2021 – Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet hosted the Initial Planning Conference for Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2022 at Naval Base Point Loma, June 1 to 10. More than 300 personnel from countries scheduled to participate in RIMPAC 2022 attended the virtual IPC to begin preparations for the exercise. RIMPAC 2022 is currently scheduled to be in-person.…

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Kraken Announces CRADA on Pressure Tolerant Batteries with US Navy

June 11, 2021 – Kraken Robotics, Canada’s Ocean Company, is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, Kraken Robotic Systems Inc, has signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division (NSWCCD). Under the CRADA, the Battery Certification and Integration Branch, Code 636 of NSWC Carderock, will test Kraken’s pressure tolerant lithium-ion batteries.…

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Planning Your Visit to HMCS Haida

The following information is intended to help visitors better prepare for their visit. Accessibility and Safety Limited accessibility Exploring the ship can be physically challenging, and involves climbing stairs, vertical ladders, narrow cat-walks, and moving through hatches. Decks We ask that visitors walk with care as decks are uneven, contain obstacles, and are slippery when wet. Ladders and spaces Face…

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