10 August 2017

News Story: Canadian warships return home after exercises in Asia-Pacific region

HMCS Winnipeg (Image: Wiki Commons)
OTTAWA, Aug. 8 (Xinhua) -- Canadian warships Her Majesty's Canadian Ships (HMCS) Winnipeg and Ottawa returned to port in Esquimalt Tuesday after a five-month deployment in the Asia-Pacific for operation POSEIDON CUTLASS 17, the Canadian Ministry of National Defense said.

"With the successful completion of POSEIDON CUTLASS 17, our sailors of the Royal Canadian Navy have once again demonstrated proficiency and professionalism operating in the Asia-Pacific region, while fostering defense relationships and diplomacy with partner nations," said Canadian Defense Minister Harjit S. Sajjan.

POSEIDON CUTLASS 17 included numerous exercises with navies of the region at sea as well as participation in key events and engagements in port visits across the Asia-Pacific region to foster friendship and trust and to demonstrate Canada's commitment to the Asia-Pacific as outlined in Canada's new defense policy "Strong, Secure, Engaged."

Read the full story at Xinhua