So the big. US led, allied naval exercise RIMPAC 2018 is over and Canada’s ships and aircraft are returning home after a good work-out with other navies and air forces … BZ to all!
One sight we haven’t seen for a few years is a Canadian replenishment ship supporting allies … mostly, for the last several years it has been Canadian ships being refuelled and resupplied by our allies, but the leased and co-manned (partially civilian, partially Royal Canada Navy) replenishment ship Asterix did a lot of good work during RIMPAC …
… so an extra BZ to her and her captain and crew, too.
I don’t know when out modified Berlin class military replenishment ships will, eventually, hit the water but we’re only getting two of them and Canada could use, sooner, another Asterix … even if it has to be adapted in a Conservative riding.