HMCS Winnipeg 2020

HMCS Winnipeg continues deployment in Asia-Pacific

RCN Public Affairs, 04 December 2020.

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Winnipeg was deployed on Op NEON as Canada’s contribution to a coordinated multinational effort to support United Nations Security Council sanctions imposed on North Korea.

Winnipeg performed surveillance operations to identify suspected evasion activities, in particular ship-to-ship transfers of fuel and other commodities currently banned under the sanctions. This work was conducted alongside other countries including Australia, France, Japan, New Zealand, the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States.

HMCS Winnipeg represented Canada at Exercise KEEN SWORD 21, a Japanese Self-Defense Force and United States-led engagement which took place from October 26 to November 5. The engagement included sea, ground and air assets, and aimed to enhance combat readiness and interoperability, while strengthening relationships between allies.

Winnipeg’s participation was an opportunity for the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) to work with our allies and partners in support of the rules-based international order.

HMCS Winnipeg resumed its Op PROJECTION Asia-Pacific mission on November 6 following the conclusion of the engagement, and will be in the Asia-Pacific region until December 2020.

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