May 1st, 2012 - Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels, Her Majesty's Canadian Ship Summerside (HMCS Summerside) (left) and HMCS Moncton (right) at Sydney Marine Terminal jetty during Exercise Frontier Sentinel 12.
Exercise FRONTIER SENTINEL 12 (EX FS12) is a combined Commander Joint Task Force Atlantic (JTFA), Commander U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area, and Commander U.S. Fleet Forces full scale exercise. This year's exercise is led by Joint Task Force Atlantic and includes separate mine counter measures (MCM) and migrant vessel scenarios. Other government departments and agencies involved in the exercise include Public Safety, RCMP, Canada Border Services Agency, Public Health Agency of Canada, Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness and the Cape Breton District Health Authority, amongst others.
The Frontier Sentinel Exercises series was initiated in 2006 to collaborate on information exchange, planning and coordinated responses between the operational commands, their tactical elements, and government and non-government agencies, to secure and defend threats in the maritime domain of Canada and the U.S.
Photo: Corporal Martin Roy