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Alert: Update

HMCS Regina was deployed on Op ARTEMIS between February and April 2014. On 30 April 2014, HMCS Regina was committed to support NATO reassurance measures in Europe. In early-May 2014, the ship departed the Arabian Sea. HMCS Regina is currently on patrol in the Mediterranean Sea.

Commander Dan Charlebois

Commander Dan Charlebois

Commanding Officer's Welcome

My name is Commander Dan Charlebois, Commanding Officer of Her Majesty's Canadian Ship (HMCS) Regina. I would like to welcome you to our Official HMCS Regina web page where you will learn about the 265 personnel on board the ship who will continue to call it home for the next six months.

Regina is currently deployed on Operation ARTEMIS, Canada’s contribution to the coalition of Combined Maritime Forces responsible for maritime security in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Indian Ocean and Gulf of Oman. Regina’s present task is to conduct patrols as part of Combined Task Force 150, one of the Task Forces within the Combined Maritime Forces responsible for counter-terrorism and maritime security operations in the Indian Ocean.

This web page will provide you with the latest information on the ship and her crew, our current mission during Operation ARTEMIS as well as give you a glimpse of what it is like to live and work on board an operational Canadian warship at sea. The information on this web page will be updated regularly so I encourage you to check back often to stay in touch with the ship and her activities during Operation ARTEMIS.

Task Force ARTEMIS

The Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Regina is currently deployed on Operation ARTEMIS to serve with the Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150), the multinational maritime counter-terrorism force operating in the Arabian Sea. She departed from her home port of Esquimalt, British Columbia on 6 January 2014 and assumed duties in the region on 15 February 2014.

During this deployment, HMCS Regina’s task will be to detect, deter and protect against terrorist activity by patrolling and conducting maritime security operations in her area of responsibility. Her presence in the Arabian Sea also gives Canada the flexibility and capability to respond quickly to emerging crises in the region.

HMCS Regina has a crew of about 250 personnel that includes a CH-124 Sea King helicopter air detachment and a shipboard unmanned aerial vehicle detachment. This is her second deployment on Operation ARTEMIS.

Alert: CO's Mission Update

After completing 120 days on Operation ARTEMIS, Canada has committed HMCS Regina to the Mediterranean Sea in support of NATO reassurance measures. Regina has subsequently departed the Indian Ocean and transited to the Mediterranean Sea to join other NATO maritime forces in the region.

This web page will provide you with the latest information on the ship and her crew, our current mission in the Mediterranean Sea as well as give you a glimpse of what it is like to live and work on board an operational Canadian warship at sea. The information on this web page will be updated regularly so I encourage you to check back often to stay in touch with the ship and her activities.