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  • 4 April 2014

    Canadian Navy ship HMCS Regina successfully disrupted a narcotics shipment during a patrol in her designated area of operations in the Indian Ocean on March 31, as part of Operation ARTEMIS.   HMCS Regina’s crew intercepted and boarded a dhow off the east coast of Africa and discovered 132 packages of heroin weighing 132 kilograms […]

  • 7 January 2014

    Canadian Ship HMCS Regina departed Esquimalt on Monday, January 6th to join Operation ARTEMIS. Operation ARTEMIS represents Canadian participation in maritime security and counter-terrorism operations in the Arabian Sea, which demonstrates the country’s solidarity with its allies in working together to ensure peace and security of the greater Middle East region. The ship will replace […]

  • 22 September 2014
    Training & Education

    Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Regina arrived home at Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt, B.C., September 17, after an eight-month deployment in support of Operations Artemis and Reassurance.   On hand for her arrival were the Honourable Rob Nicholson, Minister of National Defence, Commodore Bob Auchterlonie, Commander Canadian Fleet Pacific, and many friends and families, all […]

  • 26 February 2014

    The busy seaport of Manila, the Philippines was HMCS Regina’s third port of call during her Operation ARTEMIS deployment and it provided a welcome five day break for the ship’s company from operations at sea.   In between some well deserved rest and relaxation ashore, a number of HMCS Regina’s sailors participated in community outreach […]

  • 5 July 2012
    Training & Education

    HMCS Regina departed Esquimalt, B.C., July 3, 2012 for the Arabian Sea region. Regina will replace HMCS Charlottetown on Operation Artemis, Canada’s contribution to Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150) to conduct maritime security operations in the Arabian Sea region. “HMCS Regina’s deployment to the Arabian Sea demonstrates the steadfast commitment of Canada to international […]

  • 3 February 2014
    Training & Education

    The Canadian Navy ship HMCS Regina arrived in Manila, the Philippines on February 1 for a goodwill visit.   During the visit, the Philippine Navy welcomed the ship’s crew and informed them on the security issues, intelligence and health situation in the city. HMCS Regina was commissioned into the fleet on December 29th, 1993 and […]

  • 20 August 2019

    A Royal Canadian Navy frigate and a leased replenishment ship supporting navy operations have concluded a six-and-a-half month deployment to the Asia-Pacific and Middle East. The frigate HMCS Regina returned to Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Esquimalt on August 19 while the naval replenishment unit Asterix has transited the Panama Canal and is expected to arrive […]

  • 5 February 2014

    The Canadian Navy ship HMCS Regina is en route to the Arabian Sea to replace HMCS Toronto and resume the Canadian duties within Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150) in mid-February.   This is the second deployment on Operation ARTEMIS for HMCS Regina. HMCS Toronto, which departed Halifax on January 14, 2013, has completed her […]

  • 24 July 2014

    Canadian Defence Minister Rob Nicholson will announce the immediate deployment of HMCS Toronto to join NATO Reassurance measures.   The announcement will be made on Thursday at Canadian Forces Base Halifax Dockyard, from where the vessel will set sail for the Mediterranean Sea. HMCS Toronto will be replacing HMCS Regina, which has been part of Standing […]

  • 7 February 2019

    Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Regina on Wednesday departed the Esquimalt naval base in company of support ship M/V Asterix, starting a deployment which will see the duo operate in the Pacific Ocean, Asia, Middle East and East Africa. Asterix returned to sea after completing a five-month Asia-Pacific deployment in December last year. The deployment of […]

  • 26 August 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

      @HMCS_NCSM_TOR is removed from the dry dock in August 2016 as part of its mid-life refit. — HMCS / NCSM Toronto (@HMCS_NCSM_TOR) August 25, 2016 The Royal Canadian Navy has shared a video of HMCS Toronto, a Halifax-class frigate, being removed from Irving Shipbuilding’s dry dock as part of the ship’s mid-life upgrade. HMCS […]

  • 2 May 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    HMCS Regina, the fifth and final frigate on the west coast to complete its modernization by Seaspan’s Victoria Shipyards, has been returned to the Royal Canadian Navy. The Halifax-Class Modernization/Frigate Life Extension (HCM/FELEX) refit project is providing upgrades for Canada’s fleet of 12 Halifax-class frigates to meet 21st century threats. The modernization of this fleet includes […]

  • 18 March 2013

    After travelling 50,000 nautical miles for Operation Artemis, HMCS Regina returned home March 14. It’s been eight months since the warship sailed from Esquimalt, B.C., on a mission to keep the Arabian Sea secure. The Canadian ship was part of a multinational naval force – Combined Task Force 150 – tasked to monitor the area for […]

  • 11 January 2013

    Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Toronto will deploy early this year until the fall of 2013 with a crew rotation during the deployment contributing to the multinational coalition fleet conducting maritime security operations in the Arabian Sea region. HMCS Toronto has been undergoing extensive training in preparation for this deployment as part of Combined Task […]

  • 9 October 2014

    Adm. Harry Harris Jr., commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, spent time interacting with the Royal Canadian Navy leadership and Sailors during a visit to Victoria, British Columbia, Oct. 7, emphasizing the significance of the relationship between the two navies as the U.S. rebalances to the Pacific. In town to deliver remarks on the U.S. Navy’s […]

  • 11 June 2014

    Following last month’s change of command from Norway to Denmark and subsequent force integration training, Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 (SNMG1) is resuming support to NATO’s counter-terrorism Operation ACTIVE ENDEAVOUR.   “Our units are newly deployed together, and I am pleased with the way our exercises went,” says Commodore Aage Buur Jensen, Royal Danish Navy, […]

  • 9 May 2018

    Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Vancouver arrived in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region on May 3 for the first port visit of her Indo-Asia-Pacific deployment. The Esquimalt, British Columbia, based frigate will visit several ports in the Indo-Asia-Pacific during a deployment dubbed operation Projection. HMCS Vancouver was joined by the Deputy Commander of the Royal Canadian […]

  • 13 May 2014
    Training & Education

    This week, Standing NATO Maritime Group ONE (SNMG1), presently engaged in NATO’s counter-terrorism Operation ACTIVE ENDEAVOUR, will be gaining three frigates in support of NATO maritime assurance measures.   The first of the three, USS TAYLOR, joined SNMG1 yesterday. Over the next few days, SNMG1 flagship HNoMS THOR HEYERDAHL, FGS MAGDEBURG, and USS TAYLOR will […]

  • 30 November 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Royal Canadian Navy’s Halifax-class frigate HMCS Toronto was the last ship in the class to finish her modernization refit thereby marking the completion of Canada’s Halifax-class modernization/frigate life extension (HCM/FELEX) project. The $4.3 billion undertaking will allow the 12 Halifax-class frigates to serve the Canadian Navy until the early-to-mid-2030s. HMCS Toronto was the seventh and final frigate […]

  • 23 July 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Standing NATO Maritime Group TWO (SNMG2) has begun exercises in support of Operation ACTIVE ENDEAVOUR (OAE), two days after Rear Admiral Brad Williamson (US Navy) assumed command.   Williamson and his embarked international NATO command staff serve aboard the flagship, USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55), which is home-ported in Norfolk, Virginia. SNMG2 is also comprised […]

  • 11 April 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Training & Education

    Royal Canadian Navy’s Halifax-class frigate HMCS Vancouver made history recently as it became the first modernized Canadian frigate to successfully test surface-to-surface missiles against a shore-based target. Vancouver launched the Harpoon Block II surface-to-surface missiles during the event that marked the first time ever the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) has exercised such a surface-to-surface missile launch capability. Firing of […]

  • 22 October 2013
    Training & Education

    The Government of Canada announced yesterday that it will continue its commitment to maritime security and counter-terrorism in the Arabian Sea region by extending Canada’s contribution to Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150) until April 2015. The continued presence of military assets in the Arabian Sea region gives Canada and 28 other contributing nations the flexibility […]

  • 9 July 2014

    Standing NATO Maritime Group TWO (SNMG2) is now under the leadership of the United States following a Change of Command Ceremony in Malaga, Spain on Tuesday, 8 July 2014.   For the last 12 months, SNMG2 has been under control of Spain, specifically Rear Admiral Eugenio Diaz del Rio and his three flagships, BLAZ DE […]

  • 16 October 2013
    Training & Education

    U.S. and Canadian Sailors completed a Task Group Exercise (TGEX), off the coast of Southern California, Oct. 7-11. TGEX is a U.S. and Canadian, multi-warfare exercise designed to train independent deploying ships in various mission areas including air defense, anti-submarine warfare, surface warfare and maritime interdiction operations. “This exercise was a great training opportunity in […]

  • 17 September 2012
    Training & Education

    The Minister of National Defence, the Honourable Peter MacKay, and the Associate Minister of National Defence and Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency) (La Francophonie), the Honourable Bernard Valcourt, joined families, friends and the Maritime Atlantic fleet in welcoming home HMCS Charlottetown as she returned to Halifax following a deployment that has lasted almost […]

  • 11 December 2012
    Training & Education

      Sailors on board a Royal Navy warship for the festive season are being kept on their toes as they knuckle down to a five¬month stint in the Indian Ocean and Middle East. Devonport based frigate HMS Northumberland has recently taken over from her sister ship HMS Sutherland as one of two British frigates patrolling […]

  • 16 June 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Rear-Admiral (ESP N) Eugenio Diaz Del Rio, Commander Standing NATO Maritime Group TWO (SNMG2), handed over command of NATO’s counter-piracy Operation OCEAN SHIELD task force (TF 508) to Commodore (Royal Danish Navy) Aage Buur Jensen, Commander SNMG1 during an operational handover in Souda Bay on Saturday, 14 June 2014.   The two Commanders and their […]

  • 23 October 2012

    The Navy’s counter-piracy experts have reinforced their warning to seafarers to beware the scourge of modern-day buccaneers in the Indian Ocean. With the monsoon season drawing to a close, attacks by ‘pirate action groups’ trying to hijack merchant shipping off the Horn of Africa are expected to increase. With a Merlin overhead and a two […]

  • 6 December 2012

    Two dozen Royal Navy personnel oversaw a concerted effort to tackle terrorism and piracy in the seas east of Suez. Over five days, an international force of warships and Coast Guard vessels, focused their attention on either side of the crucial Bab el-Mandeb Strait separating the Arabian Peninsula and Africa. SILHOUETTED by the still-strong winter […]