Media opportunities aboard HMCS Charlottetown for Operation NANOOK 2018 

Media advisory

Maritime domain defence and security exercise
August 2, 2018 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

Media are invited to participate in several media opportunities during a maritime domain defence and security exercise as part of Operation NANOOK 2018, which is taking place in Northern Labrador, Nunavut, and Greenland areas from August 9 to September 4, 2018.

Operation NANOOK has taken place each year since 2007 and consisted of one or two major activities during August and September. This year, the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) has amalgamated some northern operations that will now form separate deployments throughout the year, allowing CAF to work more effectively with other government departments and partner agencies. A more persistent presence in the North through Op NANOOK will enhance surveillance and control of the Arctic region.


Opportunity 1: Media Sail – HMCS Charlottetown
When: August 12-16, 2018
Where: St. John’s to Iqaluit. Departure from St. John’s, Newfoundland on August 12 and arrive in Iqaluit on August 16. Media are to disembark in Iqaluit.
What: Media will be provided with an opportunity to sail in HMCS Charlottetown where they will observe Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) operations, including the searching and tracking of a vessel of interest. Media will also observe interoperability with the Danish Navy, boarding operations, use of an unmanned surface vehicle target, and anti-submarine warfare.


Opportunity 2: Media Sail – HMCS Charlottetown
When: August 16-18 or 28, 2018
Where: Iqaluit to Nuuk, Greenland (or back to Iqaluit). Departure from Iqaluit on August 16 and arrive in Nuuk on August 18. Media are to disembark in Nuuk, or can stay onboard until HMCS Charlottetown returns to Iqaluit on August 28.
What: Media will be provided with an opportunity to sail in HMCS Charlottetown and observe joint operations with the Canadian Army and routine RCN operations at sea.


Opportunity 3: Media Sail – HMCS Charlottetown
When: August 28-30 (or September 4)
Where: Iqaluit to Nuuk, Greenland (or Charlottetown, PEI). Departure from Iqaluit on August 28 and arrive in Nuuk on August 30. Media are to disembark in Nuuk, or may request to remain onboard until arrival in Charlottetown, PEI on September 4.
What: Media will be provided with an opportunity to sail in HMCS Charlottetown where they will observe RCN operations, including small boat operations, damage control training, and observe life at sea for our RCN members.

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Notes to editor / news director
Media must confirm travel and accommodation details, and register for participation with the contacts below.

Associated Links
Royal Canadian Navy
@RCN_MRC
@RCN_MARLANT

Contacts

Prior to August 7, 2018:
Lt(N) Linda Coleman
Operation NANOOK 2018 Public Affairs Officer for the Royal Canadian Navy
Phone: 902-427-6911
Email: linda.coleman@forces.gc.ca

After August 7, 2018:
MARLANT Public Affairs at:
Phone: 902-427-3766
Email: MARLANTPublicAffairs@forces.gc.ca


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