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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:00 am
 


Canadian sub on covert mission to bolster North Korea surveillance

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The last time HMCS Chicoutimi crossed an ocean, the boat flooded, caught fire, and a sailor died. Twenty-five years later, the diesel-electric submarine has deployed to Asia — farther from home than any Canadian sub in five decades — on a mission the Canadian military hopes will erase doubts about the vessel's effectiveness.

Though planned for more than a year, the mission comes at particularly sensitive time.

North Korea's nuclear and missile development activity has spiked in recent months despite trade sanctions. International tensions have risen to the point where the U.S. is considering options that could include a military strike on the Korean Peninsula.

CBC News had unprecedented access onboard the Canadian sub as it tracked suspicious vessels and activity, and trained with naval vessels from partner nations working to monitor and enforce the economic sanctions in Asia-Pacific waters.

"Our stealth is something we need to guard," says Cmdr. Stephane Ouellet, Chicoutimi's Commanding Officer, referring to the specifics of the current mission. "[But] we are operating much more than any Canadian thinks … deployed for almost 200 days and farther than we've ever operated before."

It took five weeks for the boat to travel from its home base in Esquimalt, B.C., to its classified patrolling area, making port visits in Japan and Guam.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:05 am
 


A covert mission with press coverage? :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:13 pm
 


bootlegga bootlegga:
Canadian sub on covert mission to bolster North Korea surveillance

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The last time HMCS Chicoutimi crossed an ocean, the boat flooded, caught fire, and a sailor died. Twenty-five years later, the diesel-electric submarine has deployed to Asia



When I first read the part I bolded above I was like “Huh??”” What the hell could they be talking about that happened 25 years ago??

If you go to the link, looks like someone at CBC re-did the math and it now reads “a decade and a half later”


At least this time they correctly called it a boat, not a ship.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:47 pm
 


BartSimpson BartSimpson:
A covert mission with press coverage? :lol:


Much like the first landing in the Gulf when troops were met by a heavily armed contingent of the media.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:29 pm
 


BartSimpson BartSimpson:
A covert mission with press coverage? :lol:


Must be somehow associated with or tied in with Canadian military intelligence..... :roll: :roll:


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:12 am
 


BartSimpson BartSimpson:
A covert mission with press coverage? :lol:


Watch the video. Coverage of an ongoing event, pics from the periscope of freighter traffic . . . just no operational details.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:49 am
 


ShepherdsDog ShepherdsDog:
BartSimpson BartSimpson:
A covert mission with press coverage? :lol:


Much like the first landing in the Gulf when troops were met by a heavily armed contingent of the media.


I think you're remembering the SEALs landing in Somalia, not the Gulf.

http://www.nytimes.com/1992/12/10/world ... prise.html

That clusterfuck was probably one of the reasons to embed media in Gulf War 2.


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