HMCS Winnipeg Completes Indo-Pacific Deployment

HMCS Winnipeg returned to Esquimalt December 16th after a four-month deployment to the Indo-Pacific region. During Winnipeg’s deployment, approximately one and a half months was dedicated to Operation NEON, Canada’s contribution to the coordinated multinational effort to support the implementation of United Nations Security Council sanctions imposed against North Korea. Winnipeg’s deployment demonstrates Canada’s continued commitment to work with like-minded…

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South Korean Navy Training Cruise Coming to Esquimalt

Sorry for poor translation The Navy is on October 22 in the morning of October, the naval jeju base, the naval operation commander of the naval operation commander of the naval operation of the naval operation of the naval cruising training ′′ I held a hwansongsig-eul!! The cruising training flyer that finished the hwansongsig-eul is going to be in the…

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Seaspan Shipyard Celebrates 10th Anniversary of NSS/NSPS

Seaspan Shipyards (Seaspan) is proudly celebrating ten years of building ships for Canada under the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) and National Shipbuilding and Procurement Strategy (NSPS). On this day in 2011, Seaspan was selected as Canada’s long-term strategic shipbuilding partner to construct large, non-combat vessels for the Canadian Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy. As a result of the NSS…

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Babcock Announces Extension to Victoria Class In-Service Support Contract

Babcock Canada is pleased to announce that the Government of Canada has opted to exercise two one-year contract extension options to the existing Victoria In-Service Support Contract (VISSC). Originally awarded in 2008, exercising the options will see VISSC extended to June 2023. VISSC is one of the largest naval in-service support contracts in Canada and includes project management, technology integration,…

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Esquimalt Remediation Project Reaches Major Milestone

December 9, 2020 – After months of hard work, the $162.5 million-Esquimalt Harbor Remediation Project reached a major milestone earlier this summer with the completion of remediation at the Y-Jetty & Lang Cove site. Beginning in January 2019, the Y-Jetty & Lang Cove Remediation Project focused on addressing contamination that had accumulated in the harbor seabed after almost 200 years…

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A Gallant Officer – Career of Victor G Brodeur Photo Album Published

Retired Vice Chief of the Defence Staff Vice Admiral Nigel Brodeur has made his photo album tribute to his father, Victor Brodeur in print form. Victor Brodeur was the first Francophone flag officer in the Royal Canadian Navy and in charge of Canada’s Pacific Coast defense in the Second World War. École Victor Brodeur in Esquimalt is named in his…

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SCHOTTEL Propulsion for New Berthing Tugs

April 2, 2020 – The Royal Canadian Navy has placed an order with the shipyard Ocean Industries Inc. in Quebec for new ship handling tugs equipped with rudderpropellers from SCHOTTEL. Two tugs are to be delivered to the major Canadian naval base in Esquimalt, British Columbia, and two more to the base in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Each of the four…

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$4 Million Upgrade at Veterans Cemetery in Esquimalt Nears Completion

March 4, 2020 – Canada’s Veterans and those who gave their lives in service deserve our greatest recognition and appreciation. Their grave sites—maintained in perpetuity by the Government of Canada—serve as a lasting symbol of remembrance for future generations. Today, the Minister of Veterans Affairs, in town for the photo op, visited the Veterans Cemetery—commonly known as God’s Acre—in Esquimalt…

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