Maritime Forces Atlantic
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|Maritime Forces Atlantic|
|Branch||Royal Canadian Navy|
|Garrison/HQ||Canadian Forces Base Halifax|
|Commander of Maritime Forces Atlantic||RAdm John Newton|
|Commander of Canadian Fleet Atlantic||Cmdre Craig Baines|
In the Canadian Forces, Maritime Forces Atlantic (MARLANT) is responsible for the fleet training and operational readiness of the Royal Canadian Navy in the Atlantic Ocean and Arctic Ocean. It was once referred to as Canadian Atlantic Station.
The Commander of Maritime Forces Atlantic (COMMARLANT) is also the Commander of Joint Task Force Atlantic (COMMJTFA), holding the rank of Rear Admiral.
Reporting to the Commander is the Commander of Canadian Fleet Atlantic (COMCANFLTLANT), holding the rank of Commodore. This individual commands Canadian Fleet Atlantic (CANFLTLANT), and is responsible for the operation and readiness of all warships, auxiliaries and support vessels. COMCANFLTLANT is also the Canadian Task Group Commander for any CANFLTLANT deployment of ships to exercises or operations.
Units and facilities
Other facilities include:
- CANFLTLANT HQ (Building D-166)
- Fifth Maritime Operations Group (Building D-165/166)
- Sea Training Atlantic (located at the Boat Shed)
- CFAD Bedford
- CFS St. John's
- Fleet Diving Unit Atlantic
- NRS Newport Corner
- NRS Mill Cove
- Shearwater Heliport
- HMC Dockyard
- Coastal defence vessels
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