HMCS Vancouver Conducting UNSC Sanctions Patrol

HMCS Vancouver commenced Operation NEON, Canada’s contribution to the monitoring of United Nations Security Council (UNSC) sanctions designed to pressure North Korea to abandon its weapons of mass destruction programs. HMCS Vancouver has been deployed alongside HMCS Winnipeg on Operation PROJECTION since August 2022. Operation PROJECTION is a naval forward operating presence that demonstrates Canada’s ongoing commitment to peace and security in the Indo-Pacific. During this deployment, the vessels are taking part in multiple training opportunities, exercises, and bilateral engagements with foreign navies and international security partners. Following recent port…

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JMSDF on RCN Surveillance of Ship-to-Ship Transfers

Canada’s surveillance activities against illegal maritime activities, including ship-to-ship transfers of North Korean vessels In response to illegal maritime activities, including ship-to-ship transfers of North Korean-flagged vessels, which are prohibited by United Nations Security Council resolutions, the Royal Canadian Navy’s frigate “Vancouver” has been operating in waters surrounding Japan, including the East China Sea, since mid-September. As a result, we have started warning and surveillance activities for the sixth time since fiscal 2018. For Japan, the international community will work together to realize the complete, verifiable and irreversible dismantlement of…

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China Decries Taiwan Strait Transit

The US navy destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76) and Canadian navy frigate HMCS Vancouver (FFH-331) sailed through the Taiwan Strait on September 20 and hyped it up publicly. Army Senior Colonel Shi Yi, spokesperson for the Eastern Theater Command of the Chinese PLA, denounced such provocative move in a written statement released on Wednesday. According to the spokesperson, the PLA Eastern Theater Command had organized its air and naval forces to track and monitor the US and Canadian warships in the whole course. The spokesperson also stressed in the statement…

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