News

CFB Esquimalt supply ship heading south for warfare training



A CFB Esquimalt naval supply ship will leave home Monday morning and head south of the border to work with the U.S. Navy.

HMCS Protecteur will rendezvous with HMCS Algonquin and HMCS Ottawa to take part in an annual task group exercise, which will enhance the crew’s ability to operate as a bi-national team, said Lt.-Cmdr. Nathalie Garcia, navy public affairs officer.

Protecteur, which will be gone for two months, will work alongside the USS Abraham Lincoln carrier strike group, and Algonquin and Ottawa will join the USS Carl Vinson carrier strike group for the training mission in southern Californian waters.

The ships will work together to face a number of evolving maritime warfare scenarios they could encounter during future combat or humanitarian assistance missions.

Algonquin is now on its way to the area after sailing with a multinational contingent near Central and South America since early last month.

Ottawa is nearing the end of a three-month operational training and goodwill tour to such ports as Australia.

The three Canadian ships will also participate in naval celebrations in San Diego, as part of their deployment.

emccracken@vicnews.com

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Canada, U.S., support Hong Kong protesters
 
COASTAL LIVING: Chateau Wolff vineyard finds new owners
 
BREAKING NEWS: Authorities close Marigold Pharmacy UPDATED
Marigold Pharmacy shut down
 
The Zombies will be walking the streets of Sooke
 
Cities want licensed medical marijuana grows revealed
Kent back on the campaign trail
 
CF-18s to get life-extension upgrades
 
In celebration of breastfeeding

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Sep 26 edition online now. Browse the archives.