Topshee to Relieve Baines as RCN Commander

It was announced April 21st that Rear-Admiral A.I. Topshee will be promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral and appointed Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy, in Ottawa, replacing Vice-Admiral C.A. Baines, who will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces. Angus Topshee was born in Nepean, Ontario and joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1990. His first four years were spent…

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Kraken Successfully Completes RaaS Contract

Kraken Robotics Inc. (TSX-V: PNG, OTCQB: KRKNF), Canada’s Ocean Company™, is pleased to announce that it has successfully completed a Robotics as a Service (RaaS) contract with the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), for testing of Kraken’s ultra-high resolution survey equipment. This $0.5 million contract was funded under the government of Canada’s Innovative Solutions Canada program, and the testing department for…

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3rd Fleet Hosts RIMPAC Final Planning Conference

Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet hosted the final planning conference (FPC) for Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC) 2022 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, March 21-24. Approximately 1,000 personnel from 27 nations scheduled to participate in RIMPAC 2022 attended the FPC to conduct a review of the overall exercise plan and prepare to execute the world’s premier maritime exercise. Strong international…

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RCN Studies Enrollment and Examine Sailor Workload

The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) is short roughly 1,000 personnel and leadership is fully aware that our sailors often feel the impacts. This can lead to challenges such as burnout from maintaining a high operational tempo, training delays and lack of consistency in work-life balance. To address these problems, in 2021 the RCN created Project Navy Generation (PNG), an initiative…

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Canada Virtue Signals it “Intends” to Deny Russian Vessels Entry

In response to President Putin’s invasion of Ukraine the Minister of Transport announced March 1st that the Federal Government intends to ban Russian-owned or registered ships and fishing vessels in Canadian ports and internal waters. The ban is expected to be in effect later this week through orders made pursuant to the Special Economic Measures Act. These actions are part…

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Port Inspection Divers Train to Maintain Proficiency

Port inspection divers from 15 Naval Reserve Divisions across Canada gathered on Vancouver Island from January 21 to 30, 2022, for an annual diving exercise. Forty-eight naval reservists travelled to dive sites in Comox, Nanaimo and Port Hardy, B.C., to take part in Dive 2270. The event was missed last year due to Covid-19; but this year, the group came…

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2022 Navy Command Senior Appointments

The following officer was previously appointed Commanding Officer: Commanding Officer (Cdr) C. Gleason – Officer-In-Charge Patrol Vessels (East) MT 21 The following officers are appointed Commanding Officer: Cdr P. Mcintosh – Sea Training Atlantic active posting season (APS) 22 Cdr ME. Coates – HMCS Regina APS 22 Cdr G. Cote – HMCS Harry DeWolf APS 22 Cdr A. Fortin –…

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