Maritime Forces Atlantic
In the Canadian Forces, Maritime Forces Atlantic (MARLANT) is responsible for the fleet and operations 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.
CANFLTLANT consists of the following units:
- high and normal readiness ships
- HMC Dockyard
- CANFLTLANT HQ (Building D-166)
- Fifth Maritime Operations Group (Building D-165/166)
- Sea Training Atlantic (located at the Boat Shed)
These units depend upon the services of the integral and lodger units of MARLANT for services such as training, repairs, provisions, ammunition, shore power and steam, clothing, administrative support, photographic services, linen, and waste removal.
Other facilities include:
- CFAD Bedford
- CFS St. John's
- Fleet Diving Unit Atlantic
- NRS Newport Corner
- NRS Mill Cove
- Shearwater Heliport
- HMC Dockyard
- Auxiliary oiler replenishing
- HMCS Preserver (AOR 510) (decommissioned and paid off as of September 2014)
- Coastal defence vessels
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