Military Photo: Canadian Coast Guard Hovercraft

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Posted: 08/01/2009

The Canadian Coast Guard Hovercraft Siyay, homeported in Sea Island, Richmond, British Columbia, makes its way here as part of Excercise Pacific Unity 2009, Aug. 23, 2009. Pacific Unity 2009 is a coordinated North Pacific Coast Guard Forum scenario that is focused on demonstrating the parter nation's ability to provide maritime assets during an excercise occuring in the Pacific Northwest. Japan, Russia, Canada and the United States are sending vessels to take part in the evolutions while two members of the forum, China and South Korea, will be participating as observers. Specifically, the partner nations will be coordinating simulated search and rescue, aids to navigation, law enforcement and security operations during the three day event. In addition, there will be opportunities for the crews participating to join together in social and cultural events aimed at building camaraderie and team work. Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Zac Crawford



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