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One of four Outboard Engine Diver Boats of Fleet Diving Unit (Pacific) located at the D Jetty. Photo: FDU(P)

New boats for FDU(P)

Kate Bandura,  Lookout Editor  —  Fleet Diving Unit (Pacific) is making the most of its new vessels. The Unit has been expecting four Outboard Engine Diver Boats (OEDB) since November; the boats replaced their existing Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats (RHIB). Petty Officer 1st Class (PO1) Benoît Léonard, Operational Dive Team Chief, says the maneuverability of […]

RCMP complete capsized vessel training

RCMP complete capsized vessel training

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer  —  Nothing sounds as refreshing as spending the only snowy day on Vancouver Island trapped inside a capsized boat in the cold waters of Esquimalt Harbour.   Luckily for a team of 20 Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) members, the situation was not a real-life emergency but part of training scenario. The […]

<strong>Local educators take field trip ‘beyond the fence’</strong>

Local educators take field trip ‘beyond the fence’

Participants tour CFB Esquimalt and local Naval facilities, Victoria, British Columbia on September 19, 2023. The CLA program provides a select few with the chance to experience the operations and capabilities of the Royal Canadian Navy.