Coast Guard Cutter Anacapa joins Canadian Naval vessels for training

The Coast Guard Cutter Anacapa, homeported in Petersburg, Alaska, joined the Canadian Naval vessels HMCS-710 Brandon, HMCS-702 Nanaimo and HMCS-705 Whitehorse for training maneuvers in Lynn Canal, the waterway connecting Juneau to Skagway, June 25, 2011. The Coast Guard was able to work with the Canadians and gained valuable operational experience in how they conduct their small boat and shipboard operations. Opportunities such as these allow the Coast Guard to be better prepared by knowing the capabilities of a neighboring agency in preparation for any future joint operation, response or emergency. The Canadian fleet made a port call in Juneau while transiting from Dixon Entrance to Skagway where they will be hosting day trips aboard their vessels for a number of visitors from Whitehorse.

Coast Guard Cutter Anacapa with Canadian Navy vessels

JUNEAU, Alaska – Coast Guard Cutter Anacapa sails with Canadian Naval vessels HMCS-710 Brandon and HMCS-705 Whitehorse in Lynn Canal in Southeast Alaska June 25, 2011. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Air Station Sitka.

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