Monday, August 9, 2021

HMCS Shawinigan

 The RCN Kingston class coastal defence vessel HMCS Shawinigan returned to Halifax today, August 9 after  working with US and Dutch authorities in Operation Caribe.

Over a 10 day period in mid-July Shawinigan participated in four small vessel interdictions in the Caribbean which resulted the seizure of 2800 kg of cocaine valued at $30 million. The drugs were landed and displayed to the public at Port Everglades, FL. Total haul for Operation Caribe was put at $1.6 billion.

There was no fanfare on the waterfront as Shawinigan returned home, with most bystanders unaware of the RCN's important role in policing the Caribbean.  I trust that there was an appropriate reception at HMC Dockyard.


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