Coast guards joint training during Northwest passage transit

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The Canadian Coast Guard crew recently carried out a joint search and rescue exercise with partners from the United States Coast Guard and Canadian Rangers, while respecting COVID-19 protocols, near Resolute Bay, Nunavut on September 6th, 2021. The exercise involved Canadian Coast Guard Ship (CCGS) Amundsen, and United States Coast Guard Cutter (USCGC) Healy searching the area for missing persons at sea, using multiple techniques and methods. The joint exercise allowed crews from both coast guards to exchange best practices and experiences, and build working relationships in Canada’s unique Arctic environment. The Healy, a 420-foot-long medium icebreaker, departed its Seattle homeport July 10 for its Arctic deployment and circumnavigation of North America. Since departing, the crew has been executing Coast Guard missions, supporting oceanographic research, and conducting training to develop the Coast Guard’s future Polar security cutter sailors.

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