Op Nanook 2022

Margaret Brooke and Goose Bay deployed on Operation Nanook

RCN Public Affairs, 21 September 2022.

Sailors on board His Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Margaret Brooke and Goose Bay have been busy with several training exercises since the ship departed earlier this month for Operation (Op) Nanook 2022.

On August 4, the ships conducted a boarding exercise with the United States Coast Guard, with Canadian sailors acting as a ship’s crew illegally fishing in Arctic waters. Such collaboration helps Canada and the U.S. deter unlawful activity in northern waters together.

On August 8, the Canadian ships partnered with NATO ships, as well as the Canadian and U.S. Coast Guards, for a search and rescue exercise. Focusing on medical assessments and casualty assistance in a vessel fire and flood, the exercise helped the teams coordinate resources, effectively communicate and collaboratively respond to emergencies.

On August 17, Commander Nicole Robichaud, Margaret Brooke’s Commanding Officer, welcomed aboard Mayor Avaaraq Olsen of Nuuk, Greenland, to discuss the operation and to enhance knowledge of the local community.

In other Nanook news, HMCS Harry DeWolf had to cancel its participation in the operation due to mechanical problems. The ship has returned to its home port of Halifax for immediate repairs.


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