Friday, October 26, 2012

HMCS Malahat Naval Exercise in #yyj Harbour Oct 27

Naval Exercise in Victoria Harbour

VICTORIA (B.C.) – Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Malahat, the Naval Reserve Division in Victoria, will conduct a realistic training exercise in Victoria Harbour between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 27th, 2012.

Residents may see a Naval Reserve Port Inspection Diver simulating a person requiring immediate assistance, as well as small boats responding to the scenario in the waters approximately 50 meters west of HMCS Malahat’s jetty at Shoal Point in James Bay.

Ashore at HMCS Malahat, residents may see increased activity as the part-time sailors launch and recover small boats, render simulated emergency first aid, and exercise their emergency response procedures. HMCS Malahat is grateful to local area residents for their continued support and appreciates their cooperation and understanding.

On Tuesday and Thursday evenings as well as on select weekends between September and April, HMCS Malahat’s part-time sailors train to ensure their proficiency in areas such as small boat operations, seamanship, navigation, and first aid. HMCS Malahat is one of the Royal Canadian Navy`s 24 Reserve divisions located in major cities across Canada.

The mission of the Naval Reserve is to generate trained individuals and teams for Canadian Forces operations, including: domestic safety operations as well as security and defense missions, while at the same time supporting the Navy’s efforts in connecting with Canadians through the maintenance of a broad national presence.

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