HMCS Winnipeg

HMCS Winnipeg begins operations in Eastern Pacific Ocean

The ship's deployment marks the beginning of several Canadian naval and air deployments in the region this year.

  • Feb. 2, 2015 7:00 a.m.

HMCS Winnipeg began patrolling in the Eastern Pacific Ocean as part of Operation Caribbe 2015 last week.

The ships deployment marks the beginning of several Canadian naval and air deployments in the region this year.

Operation Caribbe is part of a joint multinational effort to eliminate illegal trafficking through the waters around central America and the Caribbean nations.

The Royal Canadian Navy will deploy warships from both the East and West Coasts, while the Royal Canadian Air Force will provide CP-140 Aurora aircraft from various long-range patrol squadrons.

“The Canadian Armed Forces have seen great success on Operation Caribbe, with our efforts, year after year, directly contributing to the interception of illicit trafficking in the region,” said Lt.-Gen.Jonathan Vance, commander, Canadian Joint Operations Command.

“The crew of HMCS Winnipeg, along with all of the sailors, airmen and airwomen who will participate … is well-prepared to uphold the CAF’s reputation as steadfast contributors to continental security.”

HMCS Winnipeg replaced Halifax-based HMCS Toronto in the region. HMCS Winnipeg is based at CFB Esquimalt and is commanded by Cmdr. Pascal Belhumeur.

 

 

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Comments are closed

Just Posted

Falling oak tree causes minor damage to Langford home

Tree damages garden and gutters of home on Lindsay Place

Residents to start moving into first of 100 new affordable homes in Langford

Construction underway on second phase of affordable Indigenous housing project in Langford

Saanich in driver’s seat for residential road speed reduction pilot project

District recruits 11 CRD municipalities to join pilot project to look at 40 km/h residential limit

The pandemic is widening Canada’s workplace gender gap

Gender pay gap is incentivizing fathers to work while mothers watch children, a new B.C. study has found

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of July 7

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

POLL: Would you get a vaccine for COVID-19 when it is available?

With the number of positive COVID-19 tests skyrocketing across much of the… Continue reading

Man found dead on Okanagan trail identified as Hollywood actor

GoFundMe campaign launched for man found dead at summit of Spion Kop

3 people dead in Prince George motel fire

Fire personnel believe the blaze was suspicious although investigation in early stages

B.C. sets terms to review police, mental health, race relations

MLAs to recommend Police Act changes by May 2021

Feds announce $8.3M to deal with ‘ghost’ fishing gear in B.C. waters

Ghost gear accounts for up to 70 per cent of all macro-plastics in the ocean by weight

Almost 99% less land in B.C. burned this year compared to 2018

2018 was the worst year on record for wildfires

Most Read