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HMCS Edmonton breaks record of total illicit substance disruption on Operation CARIBBE

– Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Edmonton disrupted an estimated 758 kilograms of cocaine from a suspected smuggling vessel during her fourth disruption, mid-November while deployed on Operation CARIBBE. This disruption breaks the ship’s record for total seizures and amount of contraband disrupted.

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Canadian Armed Forces participating in RIMPAC 2018

– Over 1000 Canadian sailors, soldiers and aviators are set to participate in Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC). The world’s largest international maritime exercise takes place June 27 to August 2, 2018 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California.

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HMCS Vancouver sails with ships from Australia and New Zealand during Operation PROJECTION

– HMCS Vancouver trained with a task group of Australian and New Zealander ships while it was sailing from Fiji to Hawaii at the end of Operation PROJECTION Asia Pacific. The ships travelled to Hawaii to participate in Exercise Rim of the Pacific, known as RIMPAC.

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The art of minesweeping: Operation OPEN SPIRIT 2018

– Canadian sailors, primarily from Fleet Diving Unit (Atlantic) spent two weeks working with NATO allies to search for, mark, and detonate unexploded ordnance in the Baltic Sea near Estonia

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HMCS Queen Charlotte sailors save 15 people

– On May 9, 2018, sailors from HMCS Queen Charlotte responded to a vessel in distress and rescued 15 personnel from a sinking craft.

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HMCS St. John’s participated in the largest military exercise in Europe

– Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship St. John’s, along with other members of Standing NATO Maritime Group One, participated in Exercise JOINT WARRIOR 18 off the Northwest Coast of Scotland from April 23 to May 3, 2018.

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HMCS Whitehorse and Edmonton get three drug busts in two weeks on Operation CARIBBE

– The Canadian Armed Forces has contributed to the seizure of more than 85 tonnes of cocaine since Operation CARIBBE commenced in 2006 with the United States Joint Interagency Task Force South.

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HMCS Vancouver deploys to Asia

– The ship will visit Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia and Fiji in order to demonstrate operational capabilities and the flexibility to contribute to a range of requirements.

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Moncton native shares his experience in West Africa with the RCN

– Leading Seaman Robert Bourque, a native of Moncton, N.B., has been deployed to West Africa in HMCS Summerside since January 26, 2018 as part of Operation PROJECTION.

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Naval Security Team safeguards ships in foreign ports

– The safety of ships and sailors in foreign ports is top-of-mind for the flexible, scalable and dynamic team that recently deployed from Maritime Forces Pacific in Esquimalt, B.C., to Copenhagen, Denmark.

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