HMCS Ottawa and Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force Ship Abukuma (229) sail behind HMCS Winnipeg during a joint exercise on Poseidon Cutlass July 3.


A member of the Maritime Tactical Operations Group boards a rigid hulled inflatable boat as part of a boarding exercise during Poseidon Cutlass, July 4.


Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy, Vice Admiral Ron Lloyd, is greeted by the command team of HMCS Winnipeg in Busan, South Korea on June 27.


Volunteers and participants of the Soldier On program try their hand at paddling a Dragon Boat in Victoria’s Inner Harbour June 29.


HMCS Winnipeg, while en route to Japan during Poseidon Cutlass, encounters gale force winds from a storm, July 4.


AB Holly Laird, a member of the Royal Canadian Navy’s Naval Security Team carries a young girl at the Sungaewon Orphanage in Busan, South Korea, June 24.

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