CAN Coast Guard in Arctic

British Royal Navy, Canadian Coast Guard sign deal on Arctic co-operation, training.

OTTAWA — The Canadian Coast Guard signed an agreement Friday with Britain's Royal Navy to train its sailors on Arctic icebreakers in Canada's Far North.

The memorandum of understanding follows a 2020 agreement between the two NATO countries that saw officers from Britain's HMS Protector train aboard a coast guard vessel.

The Canadians will work with British sailors in icy northern waters to break up ice sheets while exchanging information from their Royal Navy counterparts.

The British High Commission in Ottawa announced the new agreement on behalf of the Royal Navy and the coast guard.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 8, 2021.


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