By: David Pugliese, Defence Watch
MV Asterix, accompanying Royal Canadian Navy ships, replenished two US Navy vessels at the same time in the North Atlantic this week. The USN ships are USS Bainbridge and USS Mitscher. Davie, the shipyard that converted the Asterix into a resupply vessel, released photos of the event. See photo below:
The refueling operation comes the same week Vice Admiral Mark Norman’s case is back in court. Norman is charged by the RCMP with one count of breach of trust. The police force alleges Norman released information that the Trudeau government wanted to derail the Asterix project. That information eventually found its way into the news media, forcing the Liberal government to back away from its plan.
Norman says he did nothing wrong and he looks forward to proving his innocence.