Canadian warships deployed to Arctic for two-month, multinational mission

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Canadian warships deployed to Arctic for two-month, multinational mission

HALIFAX – Two Royal Canadian Navy warships set sail from Halifax today to take part in a multinational mission to the Arctic.

The Arctic patrol ship HMCS Margaret Brooke was joined by HMCS Goose Bay, a Kingston-class coastal defence vessel.

They will be joined later this week by HMCS Harry DeWolf, another Arctic patrol ship.

The Arctic patrol ship HMCS Margaret Brooke is docked at a ceremony in Halifax on Thursday, July 15, 2021. Two Royal Canadian Navy warships set sail from Halifax today to take part in a multinational mission to the Arctic. The HMCS Margaret Brooke was joined by HMCS Goose Bay, a Kingston-class coastal defence vessel. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

The three ships are expected to participate in a two-month, Canadian-led deployment called Operation Nanook.

The Canadian Armed Forces says the vessels will work alongside ships from the United States Coast Guard, the Royal Danish Navy and the French Navy.

Among other things, the mission calls for community relations in the Far North and for scientific trials and patrols along the Northwest Passage.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 2, 2022.

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