Operation Nanook 2007

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HMCS Corner Brook sails past an iceberg during Operation Nanook 2007.

Operation Nanook 2007 was the 2007 annual joint exercise of Canada's Maratime Command and the Canadian Coast Guard to train for disaster and sovereignty patrols in the Arctic.[1][2] Similar exercises have been conducted every year since.

Elements of the Canadian Coast Guard and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police joined with elements of the Canadian Forces in the exercise.[2] The frigate HMCS Fredericton the minesweeper HMCS Summerside, the submarine HMCS Corner Brook, CP-140 Aurora maritime patrol aircraft, and reservists from the local Canadian Rangers, composed the Canadian Forces component.

During the exercise the Summerside played a drug smuggling vessel, nicknamed the MV Rusty Bucket.[2]


  1. "HMCS Fredericton participates in Iqaluit Community Days". The Maple Leaf. 2007-09-05. http://www.forces.gc.ca/site/commun/ml-fe/vol_10/vol10_25/1025_full.pdf. Retrieved 2009-10-23. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Robert Frank (2007-09-05). "Canada Command completes largest deployment to date in the North". The Maple Leaf. http://www.forces.gc.ca/site/commun/ml-fe/vol_10/vol10_25/1025_full.pdf. Retrieved 2009-10-23.