Thursday, September 7, 2017
HMCS St. John's on Stand-By for Irma Relief
The Canadian Forces says it is ready if called upon by the Canadian government to respond to any relief effort in the wake of Hurricane Irma.
“The Canadian Armed Forces remains on high alert and monitors the situation closely,” said Department of National Defence spokesman Daniel Le Bouthillier. “As a precautionary measure, the CAF has identified Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship ST. JOHN’S to be ready to support any potential relief efforts, should they be directed by the Government of Canada.”