The waterfront was lined with well wishers at mid-day today to send off HMCS Halifax FFH 330 on a six-month deployment with NATO's Operation Reassurance in the Mediterranean Sea.
The ship's company lined the rails to wave to family and friends. Lead ship of the Halifax class of Canadian Patrol Frigates, the ship was launched in 1988 and commissioned in 1992. It has since received major upgrades to systems and weaponry. It was also reinforced to carry the Cyclone helicopter. It had a year long refit in 2016-2017 and returned from its most recent posting with NATO in January 2020.