Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence
Canadian Navy

Canadian Navy

January 14, 2010 12:23 ET

Media Advisory/Media Opportunity: Naval Ships Depart Halifax for Haiti

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - Jan. 14, 2010) - Her Majesty's Canadian Ships Athabaskan and Halifax will depart Halifax for Haiti at 3 p.m. AST today. The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence and Minister for the Atlantic Gateway, along with Rear Admiral Paul Maddison, Commander Joint Task Force Atlantic, will be on hand for the departure.

Media wanting to cover the departure are asked to contact the Public Affairs Office at (902) 427-3766.

Media are reminded that photo identification will be required.



WHEN: 2:15 p.m. AST, January 14, 2010
WHERE: HMC Dockyard (entrance through Rainbow Gate)


NOTE TO EDITORS:

For more information on this deployment, please contact the Navy Public Affairs Office in Halifax at (902) 427-3766.

Photos of Canadian Forces operations in Haiti are available at www.combatcamera.forces.gc.ca by keyword search "Haiti".

Video b-roll of Canadian Forces operations in Haiti are available at http://www.combatcamera.forces.gc.ca/common/combatcamera/news/.

Contact Information

  • Navy Public Affairs
    902-427-3766
    902-427-2218 (FAX)