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#61 Mike K.

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Posted 16 June 2015 - 08:35 AM

There was talk of having a send off as scheduled then have the vessel return quietly for additional maintenance. I guess that idea was scrapped.


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#62 Bingo

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Posted 16 June 2015 - 03:50 PM

A valve fault apparently.

 

The ship just came out of refit, so my guess is human error.



#63 LJ

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Posted 16 June 2015 - 07:19 PM

There was talk of having a send off as scheduled then have the vessel return quietly for additional maintenance. I guess that idea was scrapped.

You don't want to do that, all the wives left behind will be at the 6 mile with their boyfriends, causes lots of trouble.


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Posted 16 June 2015 - 07:58 PM

 

That would explain why I saw uniformed HMCS Winnipeg crew in costco buying like $5000 worth of pop.


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#65 Nparker

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Posted 16 June 2015 - 08:00 PM

That would explain why I saw uniformed HMCS Winnipeg crew in costco buying like $5000 worth of pop.

And $12,000 worth of paper towel.


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#66 spanky123

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Posted 16 June 2015 - 08:07 PM

The ship just came out of refit, so my guess is human error.

 

Or a homesick sailor.



#67 Mike K.

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Posted 17 June 2015 - 06:38 AM

The main entrance into CFB Esquimalt is on lock down. Military and civilian personnel are being re-directed to an alternate entrance. No word on what the cause is.

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Posted 18 June 2015 - 07:35 AM

Here's an update. Apparently a suspicious bag had been found near the entrance of CFB Esquimalt and that necessitated the access restriction. On a military base I guess you can't be too careful.


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Posted 18 June 2015 - 02:00 PM

Here's an update. Apparently a suspicious bag had been found near the entrance of CFB Esquimalt and that necessitated the access restriction. On a military base I guess you can't be too careful.

Nothing suspicious about it. Some construction worker forgot his ID Card. Before heading back up the hill to get it he dropped his bag but didn't tell the commissionaire that he was going to do that. Hilarity then ensued as the MPs and FDU(P) EOD were summoned. Sanity was then restored when buddy showed back up to retrieve his lunch bag. 


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#70 Mike K.

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Posted 18 June 2015 - 03:08 PM

It may be hilarious to us but this is a military base. You don't leave bags lying around. Buddy likely got a severe talking to.
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Posted 09 July 2015 - 03:13 PM

For many sailors, celebrating a birthday at sea is not always their first choice, but for a warship like Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Winnipeg, celebrating its 20th birthday on June 23, 2015, there is no better way to mark the occasion.

“Although at-sea traditions have changed over the years, the operational tenacity of the ship and its crew has not. In this, its 20th year of service, Winnipeg will spend the next eight months as the forward deployed vanguard unit, along with the Royal Canadian Navy’s first deployed Enhanced Naval Boarding Party Team, and its embarked CH-124 Sea King,” proudly stated Commander Pascal Belhumeur, Commanding Officer of HMCS Winnipeg.

Winnipeg and its crew are currently conducting surveillance operations in support of Operation CARIBBE, Canada’s participation in the multinational campaign against illicit trafficking by transnational organized crime in the Caribbean Sea and the eastern Pacific Ocean. They are also en route to Operation REASSURANCE, Canada’s contribution to NATO assurance measures in Central and Eastern Europe.

http://www.navy-mari...rns-20/ibtirbdg

 

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Posted 11 July 2015 - 05:25 PM

HMCS Winnipeg is now in Funchal, Madeira.



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Posted 11 July 2015 - 05:59 PM

HMCS Winnipeg is now in Funchal, Madeira.

 

Now you know we are going to have to look that up, right?


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#74 Bingo

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Posted 11 July 2015 - 10:21 PM

Now you know we are going to have to look that up, right?

 

Right!

 I would post the link here, but my clearance papers are not in order.



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Posted 11 July 2015 - 10:28 PM

Okay...here is the link but it does not always show the ship as they must only have their transponder on when in port.

 

http://www.marinetra...tery:33/zoom:10



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Posted 11 July 2015 - 10:57 PM

Now you know we are going to have to look that up, right?

 

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Posted 13 July 2015 - 04:01 PM

Winnipeg underway again at 22.3 knots and appears to be on a course for the Straits of Gibralter.

http://www.marinetra...ntery:35/zoom:8



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Posted 14 July 2015 - 03:46 PM

Blue - Passenger vessels

Green - Cargo

Red - Tanker

Pink - Yachts

Out of Africa - pick a colour


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Posted 14 July 2015 - 07:56 PM

HMCS Winnipeg....passenger vessel, hmmm.


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Posted 14 July 2015 - 09:18 PM

I think the map key means dark blue for passenger vessels.

The latest plot shows the ship heading for Palma, but that's just a guess.



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