HMCS Goose Bay Departs on Five-Week Deployment

Canadian Navy’s HMCS Goose Bay departed Halifax on June 15, 2015 for a five-week deployment to the St. Lawrence Seaway.

These operations will help maintain crew readiness and proficiency in a wide range of naval tasks, and provide a visible military presence in Canadian waters.

During the operation, the ship will visit Ville de Saguenay, Que., (port of Chicoutimi) from June 18 to 22, to support the Bagotville International Air Show. The ship will be open to visitors.

Goose Bay will also stop in Montreal from June 29 to July 3, representing the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) at the signature event of the 2nd Canadian Division/Joint Task Force (East), Con Forza, at La Ronde on July 1. Con Forza is a day to pay tribute to Canadian military personnel.

Crewed by both Regular and Reserve Force sailors, Goose Bay is a Kingston-class maritime coastal defence vessel – a multi-role minor war vessel with a primary mission of coastal surveillance and patrol, including general naval operations and exercises, search and rescue, law enforcement, resource protection and fisheries patrols.

Image: Canadian Navy

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