HMCS Regina left Esquimalt yesterday to join Operation ARTEMIS, Canada’s contribution to the multinational effort in support of maritime security and counter-terrorism operations in the Arabian Sea region.
HMCS Regina will replace HMCS Toronto, which had been in the region from February to December 2013. During her deployment, HMCS Toronto intercepted and destroyed seven narcotics shipments totaling approximately 7.8 metric tonnes.
HMCS Toronto was announced as the next vessel to go, And sailed last January 14th. Prior to her sailing, she had a brief work period in Dec 2012. the plan was for the ship to spend the year, with her crew performing a 6 month rotation.