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Ottawa, Dec 22 (CAnadian-Media): Two Offshore Patrol Ships, HMCS Harry DeWolf and HMCS Margaret Brooke, would be possessed by the Canadian navy in the new year in delivering disaster relief in the Caribbean, where hurricanes have been increasing in size and destructive power, media reports said.
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"We can see a great opportunity to use this hurricane response as we go forward," Vice-Admiral Art McDonald, the commander of the navy said in a year-end interview.
Some members of the ship's inaugural crew had familiarized themselves with the new vessels.
"We've completed our training and we're ready to take it," McDonald said.
The versatile design will make the ship useful, McDonald said he believes, not only for sovereignty and security patrols, but also for research projects.
"We can bring on scientists," he said. "We can bring on teams focused around missions that are larger than the navy as we go forward."