RCN to receive a sixth Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship

Defence Minister Sajjan today announced that the Royal Canadian Navy will receive a sixth Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship from Irving Shipyards. The Government of Canada is acquiring the Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) to bolster the Royal Canadian Navy’s capabilities while equipping its women and men with versatile and reliable vessels to complete their vital missions, he said. [node:read-more:link]

NATO Parliamentarians meet in Halifax

Canada will be hosting NATO's 64th Annual Session of the Parliamentary Assembly from 16-19 November 2018 at the Halifax Convention Centre. Parliamentarians from the 29 NATO member countries will debate and adopt resolutions on the High North, hybrid warfare, burden sharing, deterrence, trade, energy, the South, defence innovation, and Russian election meddling. [node:read-more:link]

Is the Canadian Coast Guard underfunded?

There is an urgent need to fund the Canadian Coast Guard adequately so that it has the necessary resources to provide essential services in the Canadian Arctic at a time when the maritime activity is on the increase. So says Col(ret) Pierre Leblanc in an opinion piece in The Maritime Executive. [node:read-more:link]

Coast guard struggling to help with rescues

Reduced SAR coverage, ferry-service disruptions, cancelled resupply runs and nearly $2 million in lost navigational buoys. Those are among the real safety, social and commercial impacts that communities across the country are feeling as the Canadian Coast Guard's fleet gets older,The Canadian Press reports. [node:read-more:link]


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