Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief

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Ship-to-Shore Connectors

By Garry Noble, 12 March 2022 When the news release was published in September 2019 that the Navy would acquire 5 connectors, did anyone think it would be 26 months […]

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Canada’s Navy in Deep Crisis – 2021

David Dunlop, 02 December 2020. According to Leadmark 2050, “To meet defence and security challenges in the coming decades, Canada’s maritime forces will need to become better equipped for Maritime […]

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The RCN and HADR Operations

One of the roles that the RCN has played in recent years is humanitarian assistance/disaster relief (HADR). The navy has been asked to respond a number of times in past […]

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A Case for Canadian Hospital Ships

David Dunlop, 22 April 2020 Hospital ships are excellent vehicles of international policy, diplomacy and humanitarian efforts. They can provide humanitarian assistance during disasters, advanced medical treatment, services and on-board […]

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Defence Spending after NATO Summit

13 July. David Dunlop. Now that the 2018 NATO Summit has apparently passed a referendum to have all NATO countries contribute as a minimum at least 2% GDP to defence, […]

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HA/DR from Canada, Part 2

[FAKE NEWS] Canada’s Two New Humanitarian Aid Ships Enter Service! Imagine that the Canadian government has just welcomed two humanitarian assistance/disaster relief ships to the Canadian fleet. MV Norman Bethune […]

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Mexeflote for Interim AOR

12 Sept. 2016. Over the summer, Chantier Davie Shipyard invited suppliers to present disaster-relief equipment available for the ship. Refueling and resupply of warships at sea are the main roles […]

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Logjams and logistical challenges

On Tuesday, 19 January, Murray Brewster of the Canadian Press filed a report that described the logistical problems confronting the Canadian Forces as they ramped up for Operation Hestia. Quoting […]

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International flotilla awaits Burma go-ahead

It now appears that a combined American, French and British naval force comprised of amphibious ships, helicopters, landing craft and frigates is likely the West’s only option to deliver relief […]

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