HMCS Calgary returns from five-month mission with supply ship MV Asterix


WATCH: HMCS Calgary has returned from a five-month mission along with MV Asterix, a private supply ship.

Families were reunited with loved ones today as HMCS Calgary returned from a five-month mission abroad.

They were working with navies from other nations in support of United Nations sanctions against North Korea.

Activities included tracking vessel movements and looking for smugglers off the coasts of Japan and Australia as part of three multinational missions.

For the first time ever, they were accompanied by MV Asterix, a private supply ship on a lease.

“Without a supply vessel accompanying them, they’re very limited into their patrol area and their duration that they can stay at sea. So, a vessel like this is extremely important to the Royal Canadian Navy,” said Bernard Wentzell, MV Asterix’s captain.

MV Asterix is based in Halifax and has spent the last year at sea.

It will stay in Victoria for maintenance until February, then it leaves again with HMCS Regina.

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