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Old 27-03-2014, 06:17
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OTTAWA - Her Majesty's Canadian Ship (HMCS) Glace Bay recovered 97 bales of cocaine during a patrol in the Caribbean Basin, as part of Operation CARIBBE, on March 15, 2014.

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HMCS Glace Bay, in cooperation with her embarked U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (USCG LEDET), identified a suspect fishing vessel while patrolling the Caribbean Sea. The USCG LEDET boarded the vessel but did not find contraband onboard.

The fishing vessel caught fire and the USCG LEDET disembarked six crewmembers from their vessel after the fire spread from the engine room to the fuel tank causing the vessel to sink.

A subsequent search of the general area located approximately 97 bales containing approximately 2,400 kilograms of cocaine – worth an estimated $80 million wholesale - floating in the water.

This marks HMCS Glace Bay’s first case involving an illicit narcotics shipment since beginning her participation on Operation CARIBBE earlier this month.

Operation CARIBBE is Canada’s support to Operation MARTILLO – a multinational, joint, combined, and interagency effort by the nations of the Western Hemisphere and Europe to prevent illicit trafficking in the Caribbean basin, the eastern Pacific Ocean and the littoral waters of Central America.

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“I commend the crew of HMCS Glace Bay, whose diligent work with our partner nations is assisting in the successful disruption of narcotics that could otherwise arrive on North American shores, and on our streets.

The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls and Minister of National Defence

“The disruption of an illicit drug shipment destined for North American communities, by HMCS Glace Bay and her crew, is a tangible result that will be felt by Canada and its allies, and something that we can all be proud of.”

Lieutenant-General Stuart Beare, Commander, Canadian Joint Operations Command

“It’s the persistence, dedication, and ongoing collaboration with our partners that enabled the ship’s company of HMCS Glace Bay to successfully assist in seizing illegal narcotics on this operation.”

Lieutenant-Commander Victoria DeVita, Commanding Officer of HMCS Glace Bay
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Old 27-03-2014, 12:19
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Jon: The Kingston Class MCDV's have been criticized in the past for their small size and limited armament, however, they have proven useful in coastal patrol and counter drug operations in the Central America/Caribbean areas. They are usually manned and commanded by reservists which is a positive practice. Unfortunately, the RCN leadership wants to reduce the full time employment of reservists and that raises the issue of the fate of the whole class.

My guess is that once the AOPS enter service the Kingston Class will be reduced in numbers. They will also be near the end of their 25 year service lives, so perhaps there will be some logic to the transition. The role of the reservists remains to be seen.

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Old 03-04-2014, 23:18
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Bravo for Canada. At least they have ships down there working. I think the US pulled their frigates. What port do the ships use as a base when they deploy to the Caribbean ?
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Bravo for Canada. At least they have ships down there working. I think the US pulled their frigates. What port do the ships use as a base when they deploy to the Caribbean ?
A somewhat delayed response to your query ... the name "Caribbe" is somewhat misleading as the Canadian ships actually deploy from both Esquimalt and Halifax and serve in both the Caribbean and the eastern Pacific.

Bases used while deployed have been:

West:

San Diego, California
Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala
Panama

East:

Key West, Florida
Willemstad, Curaçao
Nassau, Bahamas

As a matter if interest, it is not just the MCDVs which have deployed on these missions. Since our involvement began, Canada has deployed destroyers, frigates, submarines, MCDVs and CP 140 maritime patrol aircraft in this operation.

Some useful/interesting information here:

http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/operation...p-caribbe.page
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Thanks for posting that Tim , very interesting article on a job well done .

The more that can be done the better ...well done
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Thanks for posting that Tim , very interesting article on a job well done .

The more that can be done the better ...well done
You're welcome Ivor.

This operation is a costly one in terms of resources, but the seizure of these drugs will hopefully save someone from a life of dependence and misery.
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And a Credit to those involved Tim , but funding could be endangered by apathy in which case the cartels win again ,get fat on their income from those who fall into their trap .

Speaking on a personal level and a regular user of legal drugs [Insulin and Morphine prescribed] I fail to see the attraction of the highs , having sampled them first hand on times when ill health has dropped my sugar levels to dangerous levels whilst asleep , and been subjected to bouts of dire hallucinations which at the time seemed very real and bazaar ....so why they would wish to artificially induce these is beyond my comprehension .....still it takes all sorts I'm told

Lets hope humanity rules over budgets awhile longer eh ........
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Ivor: Well said.
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