Navy ships seek shelter in Charlottetown harbour

Doug Gallant
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Charlottetown residents awoke Wednesday to find no less than three  Royal Canadian Navy ships at anchor in the harbour.

The HMCS Summerside, the HMCS Moncton and the HMCS Kingston had made an unplanned stop in the city   to avoid bad weather  at sea.

A spokeswoman for the navy’s public affairs department    said the ships were to leave before noon and return to Halifax.

The three ships were engaged in a training exercise when the decision was made to weather the storm in Charlottetown.

All three ships are  Kingston class coastal defence vessels.

They are  crewed entirely by members of the Naval Reserve, with the exception of two regular force technicians per crew.

Their main missions are coastal surveillance, sovereignty patrol, route survey and training.

Each carries a crew of between 31 and  47.

Organizations: Naval Reserve

Geographic location: Charlottetown, Moncton

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Recent comments

  • YYZ
    September 13, 2012 - 13:29

    How so very cute to connect the plan B project with the Canadian Navy docking due to bad weather... very creative.

  • Plan 'B'
    September 13, 2012 - 09:51

    Word on the street is that the 'honorable' Peter McKay sent them in to prepare for a Plan "B" uprising. The ships are currently in hiding waiting for the 4 Canadian Submarines to join up with them. Honest!!

  • Emgybaker
    September 13, 2012 - 08:20

    Did ya'll think you were under attack!!!!!!! oooooh