MV Asterix Yokosuka to Pearl Harbour Dec 2023

MV Asterix Replenishment-at-Sea with the Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Toowoomba

MV Asterix Replenishment-at-Sea Overhead Picture

Ship is working with the RCN and Philippine Navy in Subic Bay, Philippines

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Federal Fleet Service (FFS) crew from Motor Vessel (MV) ASTERIX shows some manoeuver on their small boat during a deployment in the Indo-Pacific Ocean on 13 September 2023. Please credit: Master Sailor (MS) Marilou Villeneuve-Last, Canadian Armed Forces Photo
Eric Stone verifies the pipeline of Motor Vessel (MV) ASTERIX crew conducts a Replenishment at Sea (RAS) with His Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Ottawa in the Philippine Sea, on 2 September 2023. Please credit: Master Sailor (MS) Marilou Villeneuve-Last, Canadian Armed Forces Photo
Combat Support Ship Asterix (centre) resupplies US destroyer USS Truxtun and Canadian frigate HMCS Montreal during evacuation efforts offshore Sudan during May 2023. (US Department of Defense)

Asterix – the privately owned combat support ship putting Canada back on the charts

Executive Viewpoint Interview CRD and John Schmidt

CDR Magazine recently boarded the CSS Asterix to interview the President and CEO of Federal Fleet Services, John Schmidt. The conversation focused on the leasing of the Asterix and why the provision of service model has worked for the Royal Canadian Navy.

Here is that conversation: http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/85f9bc6f#/85f9bc6f/59

3 Canadian naval ships to patrol Taiwan Strait

Halifax-class frigates Ottawa and Vancouver reportedly take part in exercises in Taiwan Strait

The Royal Canadian Navy vessels, including the Halifax-class frigates HMCS Ottawa and HMCS Vancouver, and the supply ship Asterix departed the west coast of Canada in mid-August and arrived at Japan’s Yokosuka port on Monday (Aug. 28), reported Nikkei Asia. The ships will stay at the port, which is the headquarters for the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, until Friday (Sept. 1) to replenish fuel, enable officers and crew to rest, and bolster relations with Japan.

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