Canadian Navy

Canadian Navy

March 01, 2011 17:30 ET

Media Advisory: HMCS Charlottetown Departs

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - March 1, 2011) - Her Majesty's Canadian Ship (HMCS) Charlottetown will depart Halifax at 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 2, 2011, for the Mediterranean Sea to participate in Operation Mobile off the coast of Libya.

Operation Mobile is the Canadian Forces contribution mounted in response to the developing situation in Libya.

About 240 sailors including a CH-124 Sea King helicopter detachment comprised of Air Force personnel will be aboard the ship.

WHEN: Departure at 10 a.m. Atlantic Time, Wednesday, March 2, 2011

WHERE: HMC Dockyard (entrance through Rainbow Gate)

Note to Editors: Media wishing to cover the departure are asked to contact the Joint Task Force Atlantic Public Affairs Office at 902-427-3766. Journalists will be met by public affairs officers at Rainbow Gate starting at 8:30 a.m. Media are reminded that photo identification will be required.

Contact Information

  • Maritime Forces Atlantic Public Affairs
    902-427-3766
    902-427-2218 (FAX)