Harry DeWolf USN Liaison Officer Disembarks in Norfolk

A U.S. Navy surface warfare officer returned to Naval Station Norfolk after deploying aboard the Royal Canadian Navy’s newest ship, Dec. 9. Lt.j.g. Kyle Luchau, a division officer aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 80), volunteered to embark the Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship HMCS Harry DeWolf (AOPS 430) in August as a liaison officer and completed…

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After Three Weeks, RCN Updates Statement on HMCS Fredericton Fire

Early in the morning of November 18, while deployed as flagship of NATO’s Standing Maritime Group One (SNMG1) off the coast of Norway, a fire occurred in the forward engine room of HMCS Fredericton. When the crew discovered the fire, they took action immediately and extinguished it. No one was injured. After inspecting the ship and confirming there was no…

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HMCS Harry DeWolf Makes Her First Two Drug Bust Assists

HMCS Harry DeWolf has racked up two more milestones during her ongoing circumnavigation of North America. The ship successfully assisted in two drug busts for the US Coast Guard while in the Pacific Ocean on Operation Caribbe, Canada’s contribution to the multinational campaign targeting drug trafficking in the region. For two days in early November, intelligence reports had provided HMCS…

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HMCS Harry DeWolf Trials New Sonar System

While Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Harry DeWolf conducted presence and surveillance patrols in Canada’s Arctic in August and September 2021, a new piece of technology was completing a similar mission beneath the waves. During the Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship’s recent participation on Operation Nanook 2021, part of its larger and ongoing circumnavigation of North America, a team from…

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Royal Canadian Navy announces names of Naval Large Tugs

The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) announced December 9th that the names of the foursome (replacing seven)of large tug boats will pay homage to Canada’s extensive maritime history. “I am pleased today to announce the names of the Royal Canadian Navy’s new fleet of Naval Large Tugs. Haro, Barkerville, Canso and Stella Maris provide important linkages to Canada’s rich maritime history…

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Arctic Council – Russia’s First Senior Arctic Officials Meeting

The first Senior Arctic Officials’ (SAO) plenary meeting during the Russian Chairmanship has just concluded in Salekhard and on screens across Arctic States and Observer countries. The Russian Federation hosted around 180 registered delegates from the eight Arctic States and six Indigenous Permanent Participant organizations, as well as the Arctic Council’s six Working Groups and over thirty Observers in a…

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Leeway Marine to Provide Vessels for Naval Testing

On December 1st, the Minister of National Defense announced a contract with LeeWay Marine of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. With an initial value of $8.9M (including taxes) for three years, this charter service will allow the Department of National Defence to test and trial new technologies, practices, and operations at sea – while allowing RCN vessels to continue operations. This contract…

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RAN Completes Exercise with Canada, Germany, Japan & US

Two Royal Australian Navy (RAN) vessels have finished nine days of maritime warfare training with four nations during ANNUALEX 2021. HMA Ships Brisbane and Warramunga joined the United States Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, Royal Canadian Navy and German Navy in the Philippine Sea to practice maritime communications, flying operations, replenishments at sea, anti-submarine and anti-air warfare. Commander of the…

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