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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KNM Maud Resumes SNMG1 Deployment

On 1 November 2021, the Armed Forces published a press release stating that the logistics vessel KNM Maud experienced instability with the ship technical system IPMS – a system that will facilitate automation, control and monitoring of the vessel’s equipment. Personnel from the Defense Materiel (FMA) and technicians from the equipment supplier have worked together on board to troubleshoot, uncover…

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Fredericton & SNMG1 Exercise With US Navy Destroyers

The Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyers USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) and USS Porter (DDG 78) participated in multilateral exercises with Standing NATO Maritime Group (SNMG) 1 and 2, respectively, Oct. 27-29. In the Baltic Sea, Arleigh Burke joined SNMG 1 to conduct presence operations and demonstrate NATO interoperability in the Baltic region, Oct. 29. SNMG 1 consists of Canadian…

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NATO’s SNMG1 Visits Helsinki October 30th

NATO’s Permanent Ship Division will arrive in Helsinki for a port visit next weekend and train with the Coastal Fleet when it leaves. NATO’s Maritime Rapid Reaction Force Standing NATO Maritime Group 1, SNMG1, will visit Helsinki from Saturday to Monday, 30 October. – 2.11.2021. The vessel department will berth at Hernesaari wharf for the duration of its visit. The…

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NATO maritime exercise Dynamic Mongoose ends in the High North

The needle in the haystack would be easy. A submarine hundreds of metres underwater, in an area the size of Denmark is something else. The operations room, the room you never get to see pictures from, is the frigate’s brain. It’s almost like in the movies, with walls covered in monitors, and dozens of computer consoles. At the screens, there…

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NATO ASW Exercise Dynamic Mongoose Concluded

July 13, 2020 – NATO maritime exercise Dynamic Mongoose concluded on Friday (10 July 2020) off the coast of Iceland. Ships, submarines, aircraft and personnel from six Allies took part in the anti-submarine warfare and anti-surface warfare exercise. The operations room, the room you never get to see pictures from, is the frigate’s brain. It’s almost like in the movies,…

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Canadian Armed Forces members recovered from Stalker 22 crash identified

June 20, 2020 – On June 18, 2020, the Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario identified the remains of four of the six Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members killed in the CH-148 Cyclone helicopter crash of April 29. Remains of the following CAF members have been positively identified: • Captain Kevin Hagen, Pilot, originally from Nanaimo, British Columbia •…

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After “BALTOPS” – NATO frigates visiting Kiel

June 12, 2020 (Google Translation) – The NATO frigate association SNMG 1 (Standing NATO Maritime Group 1) will arrive at the naval base in Kiel on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. The Norwegian frigate HNoMS “Otto Sverdrup” leads the association as a flagship. In addition, the Canadian frigate HMCS “Fredericton” and the German fuel transporter “Rhön” currently belong to SNMG 1.…

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