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#461 AllseeingEye

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 09:12 PM

This story is jaw dropping in terms of the depth and breadth of Canadian ineptitude; its Coast Guard as opposed to RCN-CAF-related but at that the mind numbing futility of the thing really lies at the door step of my favorite whipping boys, the fine folks at the federal procurement department, since it was they who awarded this slack jawed yokel, moron-laced contract......

 

Read the following report on this Hero-class CCG ship that was intentionally cut adrift from its Nova Scotia moorings last November, by culprits as yet still unknown.

 

https://globalnews.c...0jL1bo5C2Ib3Juo

 

And then consider, as I did, a thought process roughly along the lines of the following - 

 

Well that report certainly says it all: Canada the "sieve" of Western Security. How in the hell does the DND Procurement bureaucracy award a federal contract to a firm in the middle of Nowheresville, NS with absolutely ZERO security measures for a ship that among other things communicates on presumably classified NATO-RCN radio channels?

 

No fence, no proper lighting, no reliable CCTV's - not even one aging, out of shape, overweight, poorly paid semi-retired commissionaire to patrol the dock every other hour with a pocket flashlight purchased from the dollar store?!? 

 

Good God we really are a joke. No wonder years ago a Brit colleague who in another life worked exclusively on foreign soil for an unnamed UK government agency, referred to Canada as "the bargain basement bin of the Keystone Kops division of NATO".....This s*** would almost be comical if it didn't involve things like oh, I dunno, marine safety, sovereignty, potentially national security and....um....common f****** sense

 

Oh and here's a picture of one Canada's finest and newest marine guardians of our coastline after assailant(s) unknown were allowed to waltz right in and literally cut the steel mooring lines - "Canadian Security" an oxymoron if there ever was one, lol.....

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Edited by AllseeingEye, 16 April 2019 - 09:15 PM.


#462 spanky123

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 09:24 AM

^ The only thing I find jaw dropping is that the public found out about it. Must have been a whistle blower that tipped the media as DND would never let on that anything happened.



#463 jonny

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 02:11 PM

^ but they were built in Canada so all is not lost! Also hearing lots of issues on the West coast with the Protecteur replacements.

 

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#464 AllseeingEye

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 06:14 PM

^ The only thing I find jaw dropping is that the public found out about it. Must have been a whistle blower that tipped the media as DND would never let on that anything happened.

Bear in mind the CCG is a non-military org unlike other CG's of major powers like the US; our CG sits under the jurisdiction of DFO. Unfortunately.



 



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