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
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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