Operation Nanook (2008)

HMCS Toronto, CCGS Pierre Radisson, and bergy bit, in Frobisher Bay during Operation Nanook 2008.

Operation Nanook 2008 was a joint exercise of Canada's Maritime Command and the Canadian Coast Guard, held in August 2008.[1] Canada conducted similar joint exercises, also named "Operation Nanook", in 2007 and 2009.

The exercise was held from August 11 to August 25, 2008. Two Canadian navy ships and two airforce planes, a CC-138 Twin Otter and a CP-140 Aurora, took part in the exercises in the Canada's Arctic. The frigate HMCS Toronto, the minesweeper HMCS Shawinigan and the Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker CCGC Pierre Radisson travelled along the Hudson Strait. The Operation extended to Davis Strait, and Frobisher Bay during the annual Operation. There have been 18 such humanitarian operations since 2002. As more Arctic ice melts, the ships sail through uncharted waters. Emergency response times were tested for such potential disasters as oil spills, or rescue operations such as responding to cruise ship emergencies.

General Walter J. Natynczyk, Canada's chief of Defence staff, the Honourable Peter MacKay, Defence Minister as well as Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, and Steven Fletcher, Member of Parliament for Charleswood–St. James–Assiniboia and Parliamentary Secretary for Health, flew to Iqaluit, Nunavut to officially launch the exercise on August 19, 2008 and observe the process.

References

  1. ^ "News and events: January 2008 – 31 December 2008". Canadian Armed Force. 2008. Archived from the original on 2009-09-03. http://www.webcitation.org/query?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.marine.gc.ca%2Ftoronto%2F2%2F2-s_eng.asp%3Fcategory%3D237%26title%3D1554&date=2009-09-03. 

External links


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Operation Nanook — may refer to: Operation Nanook (1946), conducted by the United States Navy Operation Nanook (2007), annual Arctic exercise by Canada s Maritime Command and Canada s Coast Guard Operation Nanook (2008), annual Arctic exercise by Canada s Maritime… …   Wikipedia

  • Opération Nanook — Carte de l archipel arctique canadien L opération Nanook est une opération militaire conduite annuellement par les Forces canadiennes depuis 2007 pour assurer la souveraineté et la sécurité dans le Nord canadien. Elle est menée conjointement avec …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Operation Nanook (2010) — For other uses, see Operation Nanook. HDMS Vædderen, HMCS Montréal, USS Porter proceed abreast during Operation Nanook (2010) …   Wikipedia

  • Operation Nanook (2009) — For other uses, see Operation Nanook. Operation Nanook 2009 was the 2009 annual joint exercise of Canada s Maritime Command and the Canadian Coast Guard to train for disaster and sovereignty patrols in the Arctic. Similar exercises were held in… …   Wikipedia

  • Operation Nanook (2007) — For other uses, see Operation Nanook. HMCS Corner Brook sails past an iceberg during Operation Nanook 2007. Operation Nanook 2007 was the 2007 annual joint exercise of Canada s Maritime Command and the Canadian Coast Guard to train for disaster… …   Wikipedia

  • Nanook (disambiguation) — Nanook may refer to: Nanook, in Inuit mythology the master of bears Nanook, the word for the polar bear in Inuktitut, the language of the Inuit Nanook of the North, a 1922 film by Robert Flaherty, often considered the first formal feature length… …   Wikipedia

  • Submarine — For other uses, see Submarine (disambiguation). A Japan Maritime Self Defense Force Oyashio class submarine in 2006 A submarine is a watercraft capable of independent operation below the surface of the water. It differs from a submersible, which… …   Wikipedia

  • Nanisivik Naval Facility — Nanisivik, Nunavut …   Wikipedia

  • Stereotypes of Native Americans — are pervasive throughout the world. Indigenous peoples of the Americas include Inuit, Iñupiat, Cup ik/Yup ik peoples and American Indians, commonly called Native Americans or First Nations (in Canada). This article primarily discusses stereotypes …   Wikipedia

  • Robert Peary — For United States Navy ships named after Robert Peary, see USS Robert E. Peary. Rear Admiral Robert Peary Peary in naval uniform circa 1910 Born May 6, 1856(1856 05 06) …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.