Ship sent back to Canada for misconduct

Ship has to leave RIMPAC exercise to return home.

HMCS Whitehorse Sent Back To Canada For Misconduct During Training Exercise

A senior defence source says misconduct that led to the recall of a Canadian ship from a military exercise off the U.S. coast may be a symptom of a bigger problem in the navy’s ranks.

HMCS Whitehorse was sent home to its base in Esquimalt from the international Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC), which this year involves 22 countries performing manoeuvres near Hawaii and southern California.

The ship was recalled after three¬†incidents involving the ship’s crew, according to a memo from Vice Admiral Mark Norman obtained by the Ottawa Citizen.

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