Tulmar Safety Systems Receives Life Preserver Contract

Tulmar Safety Systems announced July 5th a contract award W8482-218815/001/DMARP4 from the Canadian Department of National Defence to supply the Royal Canadian Navy with Hazardous Duty and Maritime Pouch Life Preservers. Under this contract, Tulmar will provide a firm quantity of 4,000 units with an option to supply up to an additional 14,400 units. This multi-year contract is familiar work…

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NATO Standing Naval Forces participate in the 50th iteration of Exercise BALTOPS

Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) and Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One (SNMCMG1) concluded their successful participation in the U.S.-led Exercise Baltops 50 on June 18, 2021. Exercise Baltops is the premier annual maritime-focused exercise in the Baltic Sea region, which ran from June 6-18, 2021 this year. It was designed to enhance mutual interoperability and heighten operational readiness…

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NATO trains to closer integrate maritime and land domains

Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) practiced integration with NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence elements on June 12, 2021 at the Putlos training area range in Germany. SNMG1 ships HDMS Absalon, KNM Storm and HMCS Halifax carried out a Naval Surface Fire Support serial, engaging targets directed by the Army Fire Direction teams from NATO enhanced Forward Presence units from Poland…

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June 2021 was the 5th warmest June on record for the globe

June 2021 placed as fifth-warmest June in the 142-year global climate record. The year-to-date (through June) average global temperature ranked eighth highest on record, according to scientists at NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information. Here’s a closer look into NOAA’s latest monthly global climate report: Climate by the numbers June 2021 The average global surface (land and ocean) temperature in…

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Scrapping of Former HMCS Cormorant Completed

On July 7, 2021, the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, announced the operation to remove and safely dismantle the former HMCS Cormorant is complete. The Cormorant was moored for approximately 20 years at the Port of Bridgewater, N.S. Following an assessment in 2019 that showed the vessel posed an imminent threat of pollution to the marine…

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PCU Harry DeWolf Proves CH-148 Able to Land on Deck

In an historic milestone for Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Harry DeWolf, a CH-148 Cyclone helicopter landed on its flight deck May 19, 2021. In actual Arctic operations, it is intended that Harry DeWolf will operate helicopters from the Canadian Coast Guard or Royal Canadian Mounted Police. With almost no combat capability, embarking a CH-148 would be a waste of a combat…

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HMCS Oriole: Still Sailing for Recruiting on Limited Basis

The Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) longest-serving ship is a sailing vessel, and is still looking sharp and working hard at 100. Sadly, here role is now limited to recruiting during summer months. Harsh East Coast winters preclude operations for much of the year. On the West Coast, Oriole was used year round for training. Say Happy Birthday to HMCS Oriole,…

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HMCS Harry DeWolf Commissioned

June 26, 2021 – The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) has officially welcomed into service the first Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship, Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Harry DeWolf, with the time-honored tradition of a Commissioning Ceremony. This significant occasion represents a great achievement for the Canadian shipbuilding industry and for the RCN, with the first ship of the RCN’s future…

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L3 MAPPS Awarded Halifax Class Support Contract

June 30, 2021 – Today the Defence Minister announced an in-service support contract with L3 MAPPS Inc. of Montreal. With an initial value of $24.5 million (including taxes) for six years, this contract will ensure our Integrated Platform Management System (IPMS) remains well-maintained and capable of supporting operations. The IPMS is a highly integrated and operationally critical system used to…

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