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					      Volume 56 Number 7 | February 14, 2011
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                                                                                                                                                                                                  Adding
                                                                                                                                                                                                  history to
                                                                                                                                                                                                  tribute
                                                                                                                                                                                                  ■Veteran joins
                                                                                                                                                                                                  homecoming statue
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Carmel Ecker
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Staff writer

                                                                                                                                                                                                     Capt(N) John Mason (Ret’d) leans
                                                                                                                                                                                                  in close to the statue sculptor Nathan
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Scott is working on. If it weren’t for the
                                                                                                                                                                                                  singular colour – that of light gold – it
                                                                                                                                                                                                  could be his twin.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     The ear-to-ear grin, the mischievous
                                                                                                                                                                                                  crinkled eyes, the 1940s naval uniform
                                                                                                                                                                                                  with square rig, even the rack of medals
                                                                                                                                                                                                  lining his left chest are an exact match
                                                                                                                                                                                                  to the 87-year-old.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     With decades of experience behind
                                                                                                                                                                                                  him, Scott has done it again - immortal-
                                                                                                                                                                                                  ized a Victoria citizen, this time a Second
                                                                                                                                                                                                  World War naval veteran.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    See Statue on page 6

                                                                                                                                                                                                   NEWS                                 7
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Vancouver
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Aquarium
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              showcases
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              divers




                                                                                                                                                                                                   NEWS                        10-11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              HMCS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Protecteur
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              at sea




                                                                                                                                                                          Carmel Ecker, Lookout
Dressed in the uniform he wore when he joined the navy in 1942, Capt(N) (Ret’d) John Mason cozies up to the clay copy
of himself in sculptor Nathan Scott’s Saanich studio last week. Scott has been commissioned by the Homecoming Statue                                                                               Editorial & Opinion ............ 4
Committee to create a second commemorative statue for the Navy Centennial that represents the old naval uniform of                                                                                 Classifieds .................... 18-19
Canada’s Navy.

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2 • LOOKOUT                                                                                                                                                                                                   February 14, 2011


                                                                                                       EDITORIAL: WRITER GETS HIS SEA LEGS



                                                                                                    A day of firsts in a supply ship
              Feb. 15 & 16
            8:45am-3:45pm
           Chiefs & POs Mess
             1575 Lyall St.                                                                           Ben Green                                                                                          days on board are probably
              ID required                                                                             Staff writer                                                                                       enough.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            The ship itself is a laby-
                                                                                                       The darkness of night and                                                                         rinth of offices, mess decks,
                                                                                                    a blanket of fog make it                                                                             hallways, ladders, heads, and
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           $500
                                                                                                    impossible to see if we’re                                                                           hatches. To an outsider such
                                                                                                    moving, but my coffee sway-                                                                          as me it seems impossible
                                                                                                    ing back and forth in its cup                                                                        to navigate. So far I’ve tried
                                                                                                    gives me a good indication.                                                                          to familiarize myself with
                                                                                                       I never drink coffee,                                                                             the vital areas (mess deck
                                                               Military Discount                    although this is my fourth
                                                                                                    cup today; my shaking hands
                                                                                                                                                                                                         = sleep, wardroom = food,
                                                                                                                                                                                                         head = place to vomit) and
                                                                                                    say I probably should’ve                                                                             not fall into any open hatch-
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                                                                   250-360-1111                     awake from the early morn-                                                                           we’d hit open ocean it was
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                    The power to suprise                      www.grahamkiavictoria.com             ing, or to calm my nerves                                                                            clear I’d left my sea legs
                                                                                                    as the day’s winding down;                                                                           somewhere on C jetty. The
                                                                                                    either way it seems to be                                                                            three metre swells left me
                                                                  OCEANSIDE
                                                                Comox Valley                                                                                                                             looking like I’d already had
   Saanich Jr.    GENER ALS
                                                                                                    working.

            VS. G L A C IE R K IN G S
                                                                                                       It was a frantic morn-                                                                            a few days of shore leave,
     BRAVES                                                                                         ing trying to pull HMCS
                                                                                                    Protecteur from her HMC
                                                                                                                                                                                                         but I was relieved to find a
                                                                                                                                                                                                         line of people already at the
                     Puck drops                                                                     Dockyard slumber. The sup-                                                                           medic also wanting Gravol
                                                                                                    ply ship seemed to be cranky                                                                         and Bodamine.
                  Feb 18 - 7:30 pm                                                                  in her old age as boiler issues                                                                         The crew has been fantas-
                                                                                                    pushed back departure time                                                                           tic. My jeans, sneakers, and
                                                                  Pearkes Recreation Centre         by a half hour.                                                                                      sports jacket scream civilian
ALL minor hockey
                                                                 3100 Tillicum Road, Victoria          When she finally crawled                                                                          in comparison to their black
 players wearing                                                                                    out of berth, the two tug-                                                                           uniforms, hats, and boots,
All minor hockey players wearing
    their jersey,
their jersey, get in FREE!                                                                          boats guiding her through                                                                            but I’ve only been greet-
    get in FREE!                                                                                    the narrow strait reminded                                                                           ed with smiles, firm hand-
www.saanichbraves.ca                                                                                me of good Samaritans help-                                                 Shelley Lipke, Lookout   shakes, and helpful advice.
                                                                                                    ing an elderly person safe-       Lookout writer Ben Green has temporarily trad-                        As the sun sets somewhere
                                                                                                    ly avoid the dangers of an                                                                           over the Pacific Ocean, it too
                                                                                                                                      ed his computer desk for the decks of HMCS
                                                                                                    intersection. Gazing ahead,                                                                          sets on the Protecteur and my
                                                                                                                                      Protecteur as he explores life at sea.
                                                                                                    HMC Ships Vancouver and                                                                              first day at sea. With so many
                                                                                                    Winnipeg, the other mem-          do. As I headed back to my        frame may leave a limb or        interesting people, jobs, and
                                                                                                    bers of our convoy, floated       mess deck, a seagull circled      two hanging down surpris-        tasks going on, I’m excited
                                                                                                    idly on the horizon impa-         the port side as if teasing       ing my roommate in the           to see what I can experi-
                                                                                                    tiently waiting for us to         the anchored .50 caliber          night.                           ence and uncover. For now,
                                                                                                    catch up.                         machine gun to take a shot.         The bunks in my quar-          keeping my dinner down is
                                                                                                       Like a child, curiosity           Space is not wasted on a       ters are stacked three in one    priority number one.
                                                                                                    tickled me with every new         warship and the mess decks        area and two in another             Ben Green is embedded
                                                                                                    sound, smell, and sight: fuel     are no different. Sardines        with lockers side by side.       in HMCS Protecteur for
                                                                                                    mixed with salty air, horns       lie in luxury compared to         I measured the mess – six        the first leg of their current
                                                                                                    sounding, loud speakers           these sea dogs, and I’m still a   paces long and two wide –        deployment. Along with the
                                                                                                    informing, and a constant         little suspicious that my 6’4”    and quickly decided my 10        Vancouver and Winnipeg,
                                                                                                    buzz of information that                                                                             Protecteur is making its way
                                                                                                                                                                                                         to the Hawaiian Islands to




                                                                                                                                      “
                                                                                                    keeps the 40-year-old supply
                                                                                                    ship afloat.                                                                                         participate in a U.S. subma-
                                                                                                       The fading view of
                                                                                                                                      I’ve tried to familiarize myself with the                          rine course designed to help
                                                                                                    Dockyard from Protecteur’s        vital areas (mess deck = sleep, ward-                              improve not only U.S. sub-
                                                                                                    deck looked so familiar, yet                                                                         marine officers but Canada’s
                                                                                                    so different; interesting what
                                                                                                                                      room = food, head = place to vomit).                               anti-submarine warfare team
                                                                                                    a change in perspective can                                                                          as well.




                                                                                                    Important townhall series to begin
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                                                                   Real Estate, “It’s What We Do”     Rear-Admiral Nigel Greenwood will                                                      an opportunity for questions and
                                                                                                    conduct a series of town hall sessions                                                   answers.
                                                                                                    for all Formation personnel on Feb.                                                        Commanding Officers shall ensure
                                                                                                    15, 17 and 18 at the Pacific Fleet Club                                                  that sufficient representation from
                                                                                                    (PFC) and NOTC gym.                                                                      their unit is present at the town halls
                                                                                                      Timings and breakdown of town hall                                                     and that timings are met for both
                     Motorcycle                                                                     sessions are:                                                                            military and civilian personnel.
                    Rider Training                                                                    Session one: Feb. 15, 1030-1200                                                          Personnel are to be seated five
                                                                                                    in PFC mess for all CPO1/CWO,                                                            minutes prior to start time.
                 Novice & Traffic                                                                    CPO2/MWO, PO1/WO and PO2/Sgt.                                                              Dress is dress of the day.
                   Programs                                                                                                                                                                    For sessions occurring at the
                                                                                                      Session two: Feb. 17 1030-1200 in
                                                                                                                                                                                             NOTC gym only, bus transportation
                                                                                                    PFC mess for all officers and senior
                     Experienced                                                                                                                                                             will depart from the main gate HMC
                                                                                                    civilian appointments.
                    Rider Courses                                  A military spouse with                                                                                                    Dockyard commencing 45 minutes
                                                                   personal experience.               Session three: Feb. 17 1330-1500                                                       prior to start times in a continuous
                  Vehicle Driving                                                                   for military and civilian personnel at                                                   shuttle. Return shuttles will depart
                     Lessons                                                                        the NOTC gym                                                                             from the NOTC gym to the dock-
                                                                                 Tara                                                            include the Commander’s intent and          yard on completion of the sessions.
                                                                                 Niedoba              Session four: Feb. 18 1030-1200 for
                                                                                                                                                 priorities, strategic outlook on the          Parking is limited at NOTC Work
           250-478-9584                                                                             remaining military and civilian person-
                                                                         250-857-0178                                                            navy’s transition, upcoming challeng-       Point (parade square), therefore
                                                                                                    nel at the NOTC gym
   www.visafetycouncil.com                                             tara@jerrybola.com                                                        es and opportunities, an overview of        personnel are encouraged to utilize
                                                                                                      Key topics for the town halls will         naval transformation activities and         DND transport.
February 14, 2011                                                                                                                                                        LOOKOUT • 3




                                                                      TOP UP AT SEA




                                                                                                                                                         Photos by Ben Green, Lookout
                                                                                               Left: Three replenishment at sea veterans, PO1 Corey Young (left),
                                                                                               PO2 Darrell MacKay (centre), and PO1 Kenneth McEvoy (right), enjoy
                                                                                               a moment on HMCS Protecteur’s portside deck before HMC Ships
                                                                                               Vancouver and Winnipeg pull alongside
                                                                                               Above: LS Lee Thibault lines up the light messenger before firing across
                                                                                               to the awaiting Vancouver. The beanbag at the end of the gun pulls the
                                                                                               line across, which then acts as a guideline for the heavy messenger and
                                                                                               eventually the fuel hose.




Protecteurʼs crew keeps ships                                                                  Looking above us, I can
                                                                                             see the yellow-crossed, red
                                                                                             Romeo flag, which sig-
                                                                                                                             deck, a sharp gunshot
                                                                                                                             reverberates through the
                                                                                                                             portside deck as a line
                                                                                                                                                             cated than her Task Group
                                                                                                                                                             sister.
                                                                                                                                                                All initial procedures

sailing when things go right
                                                                                             nals a RAS is taking place,     lands on the other side         went smoothly except the
                                                                                             ripple in the wind. The         and a casing rolls quietly      probe won’t latch into
                                                                                             two frigates circle around      on the floor. The RAS has       Winnipeg correctly. A suc-
                                                                                             for their final approach,       started.                        cessful Jackstay for trans-
 Ben Green                     river to engage the enemy.     Winnipeg will top up to        and SLt Premo guides me            Under the guidance of        ferring food, parts, and
 Staff writer                     Rough seas the first        130 cubic metres (130,000      down to Protecteur’s brow       the Buffer, 4 section sends     other goods at the forecas-
                               night out of port have left    litres, which is enough        where the deck stations         over the light and heavy        tle of Protecteur is a silver-
  Stepping onto the star-      SLt Premo battered and         to fill 2,600 cars) of die-    are preparing the fuel lines.   messengers without issue.       lining on what is proving
board bridge deck, I’m         bruised, as he was thrown      sel and 20 cubic metres          With the deck stations        These incremental lines         to be an unwinnable battle
greeted by a warm south-       off the railing getting into   (20,000 litres) of aircraft    split into four sections,       act as guiding lines for        with the fuel line.
erly breeze and a rock-        his top bunk. Gingerly he      fuel, while Vancouver gets     two and four on port, one       the much larger fuel hose          After about an hour of
ing guitar solo from the       makes his way to the edge      100 cubic metres (100,000      and three on starboard,         to be transferred. As the       unsuccessful attempts, the
Rolling Stones. Above me       of the bridge deck and         litres) of diesel and five     I’m loaned a familiar           massive, black fuel hose        call is made to end the
on the uppermost deck,         points down.                   cubic metres (5,000 litres)    blue hardhat and life-vest      unfolds its way across the      RAS and Winnipeg drifts
Mick’s unmistakable voice         “She comes and lines up     of aircraft fuel.              and given permission to         frothy channel between          off without acquiring any
blares out “Start Me Up”       with our fueling probes,”         RAS is a routine pro-       shadow 4 section led by         the two ships, the signal       fuel. The plan for tomor-
from two giant speak-          he continues. “When she’s      cedure for the crew of         CPO2 Darrell MacKay,            is given to latch the probe     row is to try again with a
ers as an army of blue         ready we fire a gun line       Protecteur, after all it is    Chief Boatswain. His 32         (the end of the fuel hose)      different probe.
hardhats below fervently       that’s attached to a light     the main service the ship      years in the navy has seen      into the Vancouver and             Making my way through
prepare for the morning’s      messenger, which is then       provides. That doesn’t         him spend more years            start fueling.                  the brow between the four
Replenishment at Sea           attached to a heavy mes-       mean there aren’t dangers.     on the water than land.            Every few minutes,           tired deck crews, trays of
(RAS).                         senger.”                       Anything from engineer-        With a permanent smile          samples of the fuel being       “RAS candies” circulate
  “They’re going to wait-         The messenger system is     ing emergencies to steer-      and relaxed demeanor, the       sent over are gathered and      through the groups for
ing station, 500 yards off     an incremental line that is    ing gear malfunctions can      Buffer (as he’s known)          recorded for liability pur-     a job well done. Looking
our quarter,” explains SLt     shot over. The line that’s     have catastrophic conse-       oozes confidence into his       poses. That way each ship       around at the men and
Jordan Premo, pointing         shot over is attached to the   quences. With all three        young crew.                     has a record of what qual-      women, an awaiting SLt
over my shoulder. “She’ll      light messenger who pulls      ships having to stay paral-      When the signal is given,     ity of fuel is transferred at   Premo gives me some final
signal to us she’s ready for   over the heavy messenger       lel at a constant speed, and   and Vancouver comes             what time.                      insight into life on board
approach.”                     (a thicker line). A cable,     Vancouver and Winnipeg         alongside, a few members           A rather ordinary 20         the supply ship.
  Following the direc-         called a span wire, for the    only 50 yards away, the        from each ship share a          minutes goes by until the          “The RAS happens in
tion of his finger, HMCS       fuel hose is attached to       importance of staying in       quick wave and a smile;         signal is given that fueling    stints,” he says. “One week
Winnipeg can be seen glid-     the heavy messenger who        line is paramount.             we won’t be this close          is complete. All lines are      you’ll have nothing, one
ing on our starboard side      acts as a guiding line for        “You have to keep the       again until Hawaii. Like        slowly collected and the        day you’ll have two, you
and HMCS Vancouver on          the massive fuel hose as it    ships in station [in line],”   SLt Premo said, up steps a      fuel hose is retracted and      have to be prepared.”
our port. The tight forma-     goes across.                   he says. “Even if you’re       member of 4 section with        stored away. As Vancouver          Nodding, I remove my
tion and thunderous tunes         Today’s transfer will see   a degree off, you can hit      what looks to be a fluores-     peels away full and sat-        hardhat and graciously
remind me of a scene out       the two frigates receive       that suction point [of the     cent orange, toy rifle with     isfied, Winnipeg on the         accept a strawberry fla-
of a Vietnam War movie,        fuel simultaneously on         waves] that drags the ships    a beanbag in the barrel.        starboard side is finding       vored candy. For a moment
as if we’re travelling up      either side of Protecteur.     together.”                     Pointing it at Vancouver’s      things to be more compli-       I feel like part of the crew.
4 • LOOKOUT                                                                                                                                                                                  February 14, 2011




                                                          matters of OPINION
     WHO WE ARE                                                                                  While on board PTC Cougar for MARS VI training, Lookout asked this question:
MANAGING EDITOR                                     People Talk                                  What is the most challenging aspect of the sea training phase for
Melissa Atkinson         250-363-3372
melissa.atkinson@forces.gc.ca
                                                                                                 a MARS VI officer?
STAFF WRITER
Shelley Lipke              250-363-3130
shelley.lipke@forces.gc.ca
Ben Green              250-363-3672
ben.green@forces.gc.ca
PRODUCTION
Carmel Ecker           250-363-8033
production@lookoutnewspaper.com
Shelley Fox            250-363-8033
projects@lookoutnewspaper.com                       We don’t sleep a lot on the ship as     The biggest challenge is that we         The overall time constraints                 In the academic phase we focus
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT                            we are constantly doing something.      don’t have enough time to do every-      imposed by the course. The train-            on one subject at a time. We
Kate King              250-363-3014                 They try to wear you down, wear you     thing we need to do. We have a lot       ing regiment is difficult. The learn-        do manoeuvres and navigation for
kate.king@forces.gc.ca                              down, wear you down. The average        of practical requirements that we        ing curve to go from academic                several weeks and they are com-
                                                    day depends on the schedule really.     need to get signed, but we don’t         to real world scenarios can be a             partmentalized. At sea we have to
ACCOUNTS
                                                    We work different shifts and rotate     have enough time to study for them.      bit steep at times. You can only             remember and apply everything
Raquel Tirado              250-363-3127
                                                    through the night. Each day we have     Most people have been getting three      academically teach what happens              at once. That is where the bulk of
raquel.tirado@forces.gc.ca
                                                    navigation training and then switch     hours sleep a night. We have been        in the real world to a certain level         the stress comes from. As soon as
SALES REPRESENTATIVES                               to Officer of the Watch training. We    together for a while on this boat.       and the rest needs to be taught              you improve on one thing, there
Ivan Groth              250-363-3133                sail around busy areas and get prac-    We also went through basic train-        in the field. Contact avoidance in           is something else you need to get
ivan.groth@forces.gc.ca                             tice with contact avoidance. Then       ing together, so we’ve known each        the simulators has very straight             better at doing.
Joshua Buck              250-363-8602               after dinner we have a command          other for a year and a half. We know     forward situations, whereas in real          The assessment process is intense,
joshua.buck@forces.gc.ca                            brief and duty brief about where we     when people are having a bad day.        life people have intentions, and try-        but fair.
                                                    will go the next day. We have to plan   It’s hard when you’re tired to control   ing to figure out their intentions by
EDITORIAL ADVISOR
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Published each Monday, under the authority          ing on how quickly we can work.
of Capt(N) Craig Baines, Base Commander.                                                                A/SLt Sarah Theriault,                A/SLt Christopher Bains,
Le LOOKOUT est publié tous les lundi, sous              A/SLt Kyle Hooper, Sydney, NS                          Edmonton, AB                    New Westminster, B.C.
l’égide du Capt(N) Craig Baines, Commandant
de la Base.                                                                                                        Left: A/SLt Sarah
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Ship extends
helping hand
  Shelley Lipke                      seem to get pushed to the
  Staff writer                       bottom of the list, he says.
                                        “It’s hard to find man-
   Twenty sailors from               power for jobs like painting,
HMCS Ottawa rolled up                moving offices and other
their sleeves and put a bit          housecleaning jobs. We have
of elbow grease and good-            75 to 100 volunteers on
will to work at the Mustard          a weekly basis, and there
Seed Food Bank Feb, 2 and            are a number of specialized
3.                                   teams who help put on din-
   They washed cars, moved           ners throughout the years,
office furniture, stocked            but we certainly are appre-
shelves with canned goods,           ciative of the contribution
and polished and stacked             of these sailors. In just the
chairs.                              first hour they have gotten
   “Sailors often find them-         a ton of stuff done,” he said.
selves in parts of the world            The Mustard Seed is a
where the need for help is           street church with a cloth-
readily apparent,” said orga-        ing and food bank, and helps
nizer Lt(N) Ryan Klassen.




                                  “
“We take pride in offering                                                                                                                                                   Shelley Lipke, Lookout
assistance in whatever way                                                                                                                                        For two days HMCS
                                    A change in our                                                                                                               Ottawa’s crew donated
we can when deployed to
such places. At home we             ship’s ongoing sea                                                                                                            their skills to the Mustard
don’t have to look far to           trial program                                                                                                                 Seed Food Bank, doing
find a way to improve cir-                                                                                                                                        many odd jobs.
cumstances either. A change         created this
in our ship’s ongoing sea                                                                                                                                         Above: Armed with
trial program created this
                                    opportunity for
                                                                                                                                                                  rags and spray bottles
opportunity for Ottawa sail-        Ottawa sailors to                                                                                                             full of cleaning solu-
ors to give back locally.”
   By sending a team of 20          give back locally.                                                                                                            tion, OS Chey Ford, LS
                                                                                                                                                                  Matt Pettifer and MS
sailors to help the Mustard         -Lt(N) Ryan Klassen                                                                                                           Les Sheppard clean and
Seed Food Bank, the crew
of Ottawa hopes to further
                                                                                                                                                                  stack chairs.
its bond with the local com-         connect people with local
munity.                              resources such as housing                                                                                                    Left: LS Darren Agius
   Mustard Seed Chief                and advocacy groups.                                                                                                         stocks shelves to replen-
Executive Officer, Don                 Each summer, for the                                                                                                       ish canned goods.
Crawford said, “This is 200          past few years, the need
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area.”                         for mines, and a diver pro-    Fleet Diving Unit (Pacific) divers LS Louis Comeau-
  The mine counter-mea-        pulsion vehicle that pulls     Martel and MS Daniel Larche show off some of
sure specialist divers show-   them through the water.        the equipment they displayed at the 2011 Diver
cased the unique world of        “During the Olympics         Weekend at the Vancouver Aquarium.
navy diving to dive pro-       we used these scooters a
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military, even though they     to network and meet their      equipment. We have the        people came to talk to us
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Riggers re-instate Reginaʼs
generators and engine




                                  “
  Carmel Ecker                                                      tion is one of ease, it does
  Staff writer                                                      take many hours work to
                                  We’ve got guys                    remove, return and hook
   Experience is what made        who’ve been                       everything up.
the job of replacing a die-                                           “It’s about 2,000 people
sel engine and generator in
                                  doing this a long                 hours to take all the soft
HMCS Regina flawless.             time and can                      patches out, remove all the
   Over two days last week,                                         interference and put them
Fleet Maintenance Facility        visualize the                     all back in.” says Ed Court,
Cape Breton riggers skillful-     whole move                        Project Leader for HMCS
ly lowered the freshly over-                                        Regina.
hauled equipment through          before it happens.                  Interference refers to any-
the ship’s soft patches – a       -Jamie Hawthorne                  thing that blocks the remov-
series of 12 foot by eight        Rigger supervisor                 al of equipment – the hun-
foot holes, just big enough                                         dreds of pipes, wires, bolts
for the equipment to fit                                            and other equipment that
through.                          erally into place.                must be removed, labeled
   “We’ve got almost a               It took less than an hour      and carefully stored.
straight drop coming down         from the time the crane             Some systems must be
off the crane, so it’s a quick    hook appeared through the         dismantled, such as fire sup-
transfer off for our guys,”       hangar to the time the gen-       pression, which is essential
says rigger supervisor Jamie      erator was secured.               to the ship, so a tempo-
Hawthorne.                           Removing and replacing         rary system was installed by
   In an almost routine fash-     the number three generator        Regina’s crew.
ion, workers rolled the gen-      days earlier was more chal-         Removing the soft patch-
erator onto the soft patch        lenging. Because of its home      es alone takes a consider-
covering. From the roof of        base inside the ship – on a       able amount of work, says
the hangar, riggers guided        seating not directly under        Court. “You have to burn
the crane hook through a          the crane access – riggers        and gouge to remove the
hole to the waiting genera-       had more maneuvering to           steel caps that are welded
tor. Once secured, the crane      do with chain blocks. Add to      over the seams to keep them
operator was signaled and         that neighboring generator        from leaking. You’ve got to
the 3,500 kilogram genera-        and engines, the area was a       chip up the residue, grind
tor was raised enough to          tight squeeze for both work-      the deck smooth, and get it
allow workers to lift up and      ers and the generator.            ready for re-welding. Then
tilt back the soft patch cover.      For a job like that, experi-   they’ve got to take all the
   With barely room to fit an     ence makes all the differ-        bolts out, of which there are
arm, riggers guided the mas-      ence, says Hawthorne.             hundreds. A lot of the time a
sive block through three lev-        “We’ve got guys who’ve         bolt is seized and it will have
els until it was safely in the    been doing this a long time       to be drilled out.”
After Auxiliary Machinery         and can visualize the whole         When that effort results                                                                   Carmel Ecker, Lookout
Room, hanging from a set          move before it happens;           in a smooth schedule for          Rigger Larry Denis assesses the security of a chain block that will suspend
of chain blocks suspended         plan where they’re going to       the repair and maintenance        the generator once the red cable of the crane is removed. Riggers from Fleet
from lugs on the deck head        hang stuff,” he says.             work, it’s worth it, says         Maintenance Facility Cape Breton also lowered a refurbished diesel generator
so riggers could move it lat-        While the entire opera-        Court.                            down three decks into the engine compartment of HMCS Regina.



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                                                                                                                                                                     Ben Green, Lookout
A Sea King crew member leans out the hovering helo to see if the cable is ready for the in-flight refuelling portion of the day’s exercises. The cable was
lowered to the awaiting deck crew who attached it to a net full of fuel.


Helicopter exercise comes to a successful end
  Ben Green                              The two are in constant com-       as they prepare the fuel lines.
  Staff writer                         munication with the Sea King            Strapping down the Sea King
                                       crew, the deck crew, and the         to the flight deck with a system
   With his face up against the        Shipborne Air Controllers            of chains and hooks, the team
scuffed window of the flight           (SAC), who manage the heli-          grabs the awaiting fuel line on
booth (similar to a flight tower)      copter’s aerial deployment by        the side of the deck and attach
in HMCS Protecteur, Sgt Daniel         sending them information such        it to the helicopter. A member
Ross blindly scribbles something       as weather patterns and condi-       of the deck crew signals to the
on it in black marker: “Archangel,     tions. But when the helicopter       Flycos that fueling has begun,
5 souls,” the call sign of HMCS        is within two miles of its des-      but on this day it is only a dry
Winnipeg’s CH-124 Sea King.            ignated ship, the Flycos visually    run.
The writing is a reminder of who       direct them home.                       A bravo zulu comes over the
he’s working with for the day.           Today the Sea King pilots are      headset from the pilots, coupled
   His eyes are fixed on the           practicing a few routine flight      with a smile from Sgt Ross.
“angel” hovering just off the port     operations: fueling a Sea King on       Next, the deck crew prepare
side of the flight deck, although      deck, a mid-air pick up and drop     for exercise number two: send-
it is anything but heavenly.           off, and a helicopter in-flight      ing a member of the deck crew
   The deafening blades of the         refueling. Rough seas delayed        on a mid-air pickup and drop-
looming helicopter easily drown        this exercise for a day, but today   off.
out his voice. His headset is all      the pitch has lessened.                 The Sea King adjusts its loca-
he has to get his messages to            “The ship’s movement is the        tion, moving down to deck level,
the crew in the helicopter and         most difficult thing about this      and lowers a small, orange har-
on the ship. Sgt Ross is both a        kind of exercise,” explains Sgt      ness. Two members of the deck
firefighter and a “Flyco”, or flight   Ross.                                crew escort a fellow member
coordinator.                             He reaches behind, flips on        underneath the bird and clip                                                             Ben Green, Lookout
   Behind him is MCpl George           the intercom and speaks into his     him in. They step back and give       The deck crew gives the Sea King the green light to lower
Townsend, the second Flyco in          mouthpiece. A flurry of move-        the pilot a thumbs up; the man is     down its passenger during the harness portion of the exer-
the booth. They’re in charge           ment begins in the hangar below      slowly winched up and moments         cise. Two deck crew members prepare to unhook the lower-
when an incoming helicopter is         as the six-person deck crew          later lowered back down.              ing passenger.
within two miles of the ship.          scramble to put on their helmets,       The finale of the exercise is
   “Really, we’re kind of a safety     goggles, life-vests, and headsets.   the helicopter in-flight refueling.   to look underneath the craft. A    fuel package without issue.
measure up here,” says MCpl              “This exercise is to train a       The deck crew drags what looks        small cable becomes visible from      Eventually the Sea King heads
Townsend. “If we see them com-         new deck crew,” says Sgt Ross.       like a roped net with tanks of        the belly and the signal is made   back to Winnipeg leaving the
ing in with a landing gear not         “They’re the ones who’ll latch       fuel to the centre of the flight      to the deck crew to attach the     flight deck eerily quiet. The wind
checked or there’s something           down the helo and refuel her.”       deck. The Sea King approaches         net to it. LS Josh Bloom, Flight   moving in off the water is strong
foul on the deck, we alert them.         Within minutes, the hangar         and hovers above. A member            Deck Director, gestures to his     but feels like a gentle breeze
We’re the eyes the helicopter          doors slide open. A shockwave        of the air crew, safely tethered      crew. With a nod of comprehen-     compared to that of the Sea King
doesn’t have at sea.”                  of propeller-driven air hits them    inside, leans out the open door       sion they run out and attach the   blades.
 February 14, 2011                                                                                                                                                           LOOKOUT • 11




CTEUR AT SEA
 Ships practise weapons fire en route to Hawaii
   Ben Green
   Staff writer

    “Quick draw, quick draw, .50 cal position number
 two,” crackles over HMCS Protecteur’s main broadcast.
    Grabbing my camera, I down the rest of my water
 and walk briskly out the Wardroom. I climb the two
 flights of stairs to the bridge, all the while straining to
 hear the shots of the .50 calibre machine gun.
    A tug on the bridge door and I’m met by a team of
 officers focused on the starboard side. I turn my camera
 on just as the magazines unload. With no ear protec-
 tion, I’m slightly dazed by the sheer power exploding
 from every round. The noise of the gun feels like a
 punch to my core leaving my hair on end and my
 body tense. Regaining enough composure to track the
 shots, tracer bullets can be seen whizzing off towards
 the horizon, hitting the water’s surface with a dramatic
 spray.
    This is the second day the task group exercised its
 weaponry while in transit to Hawaii for a training exer-
 cise with the U.S. Navy.
    On Saturday, Protecteur supplied HMC Ships
 Vancouver and Winnipeg with targets for their .57mm
 guns. Positioning the convoy in single file, Winnipeg
 up front, Protecteur in the middle, and Vancouver in
 behind, Protecteur unloaded its Barracuda for the two
 frigates to lock on to.
    The Barracuda is a modified zodiac that can be
 driven by hand or remote controlled from the bridge.
 In this instance it was remotely controlled. With the
 Barracuda in the water, Protecteur placed it around
 4,500 yards off the convoy’s starboard side.
    With a perfect view of Winnipeg in front of us, I                                                                                                                         Ben Green, Lookout
 peered through the stationary binoculars bolted to the
                                                               LS Mike Richter (left) and AS Frederick Villena (right) fire one of Protecteur’s starboard .50 calibre machine
 deck to see if I could locate the Barracuda some two-
 plus miles off our starboard side. After a few minutes
                                                               guns.
 of adjusting and squinting, I barely made out its orange

                                                                 Task Group practises hailing procedures
 tracker appearing and disappearing as it bobbed in the
 choppy sea. A puff of smoke could be seen coming
 from Winnipeg followed closely by the tremendous
 noise rushing past me.
    Stepping back onto the bridge, I’m informed                    Ben Green
 Vancouver had a misfire, so instead used the exercise             Staff writer
 for its tracking system rather than its weapons system.
 The call was made to bring the Barracuda back on                   HMCS Vancouver went “incognito” during its transit to
 board and the exercise wrapped up for the day.                  Hawaii with HMC Ships Protecteur and Winnipeg.
    While Protecteur isn’t equipped with the firepower              The warship pretended to be foreign vessels, taking
 of either of the frigates, it has been testing the weap-        on a fake name and specification in order to test HMCS
 ons it does have. On top of the .50 calibres, the CIWS          Protecteur’s crew in its “hailing” ability.
 (Close In Weapons System) has been targeting and                   Hailing is the initial contact a warship makes when passing
 firing as well. Located on the aft hangar top overlook-         by a vessel in Canadian waters or on deployment. The com-
 ing the flight deck, CIWS can shoot 4,500 rounds per            munication helps the crew determine if the vessel is on legiti-
 minute at anything from incoming missiles, to planes,           mate or illegal business, perhaps carrying suspicious cargo.
 to vessels.                                                        Naval communicators take the lead deciphering the stream
    As a civilian, my only affiliation with weaponry of          of letters and numbers, sometimes barely audible because of
 this magnitude came from the screen of my Playstation.          the crackles over the hailing frequency.
 Feeling the raw power behind these defense systems                 They have a list of questions they propose in a hailing situ-
 leaves me with an elevated heartbeat and an apprecia-           ation. From the answers received, the Commanding Officer
 tion at being somewhere behind the guns rather than             decides whether to ask more questions, board the vessel, or
 in front of them.                                               let the vessel continue on its way.
                                                                    Typical information gathered includes the ship’s name, its
                                                                 flag and port of registry, its international call sign, its last port
                                                                 of call, its next port of call, its final destination, the name of
                                                                 the owner, and what kind of cargo it’s carrying. While this
                                                                 doesn’t exhaust the list of questions a warship can ask, it does
                                                                 give them a picture of whether they need to proceed with a
                                                                 boarding, says PO1 Pierre Blanchette, of Protecteur’s Combat
                                                                 Department.
                                                                    AB Courtney Edwards, Protecteur’s naval communicator,
                                                                 says that while most hailings are uneventful, it’s critical to
                                                                 remain calm and relaxed when a possible situation does arise.
                                                                    “You have to have patience. You’re not always going to get
                                                                 the easy answers,” she says. “I’d say the most difficult aspect
                                                                 isn’t always connecting communication, but rather maintain-
                                                                 ing it [if the ships have difficulty through language barriers                                            Ben Green, Lookout
                                                                 and such].”                                                             AB Courtney Edwards, naval communicator on
                                        Ben Green, Lookout          During the hailing exercise, Protecteur’s crew uncovered             board HMCS Protecteur, listens to calls coming in
 A cloud of smoke can be seen coming from                        a rather mundane cargo of orange juice and rice on board                from HMCS Vancouver as they run a communica-
 Winnipeg’s starboard side as her .57mm locks                    Vancouver.                                                              tions check before the hailing exercise.
 on and fires at the sitting Barracuda.
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                                                                                                        the night’s memories with
                                                                                                        free portraits.
                                                                                                          But perhaps more impor-
                                                                                                        tantly, the evening gives
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                                                                                                        evening for themselves.
                                                                                                          “The girls get dolled up
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                                                                                                        daughters to connect and       the event in a limousine.     available through every
                                                                                                        have fun.”                     Westshore Dance Studios       Military Family Resource
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                                                          Above left: Cdr Guy Bolduc, Commanding Officer MARPAC/JTFPHQ, presents Tammy Jones with
Lt(N) Mai Guo (centre) is promoted by HMCS Regina’s       her 25-year Service to the Government of Canada Certificate.
Commanding Officer, Cdr Arthur Wamback, right, and        Above right: Cdr Bolduc presents Guylaine Lambert with her 35-year Service to the Government
Lt(N) Andrew Willis, left.                                of Canada Certificate.

                                  During a visit to CFB Esquimalt,
                                  MGen Benjamin, the Chief of Staff
                                  from the Assistant Deputy Minister
                                  for Infrastructure and Environment
                                  ADM(IE) and Canadian Military
                                  Engineers Chief Engineer, made the
                                  following presentations at a cer-
                                  emony in the Wardroom on Dec. 14:
                                  Top left: Marcel Gingras, Base
                                  Development Engineer at the
                                  BCE Branch, was presented the
                                  ADM(IE) Realty Asset Management
                                  Achievement Award (Individual) for
                                  his significant and innovative contri-
                                  butions to the development of CFB
                                  Esquimalt’s Master Real Property
                                  Development Plan (MRPDP), soon
                                  to be the first of its kind to be
                                  approved for the CF.                         HMCS Algonquin Fire Services Section was awarded the ADM(IE) Fire Services
                                                                               Award (Group). Algonquin was the first ship in the West Coast fleet to complete
                                  Bottom left: Sgt Steve Burton, Senior the “Phase 1” issue and integration of the new Drager SCBAs and related equip-
                                  Firefighter on HMCS Algonquin, was ment. Algonquin was also first to complete the full annual servicing requirement
                                  awarded the ADM(IE) Fire Services for this new equipment using the new Drager support facility located on the
                                  Award (Individual) for his efforts BC Mainland. The team included Dave Salvatore, LCdr Brennan Blanchfield, Sgt
                                  with the Drager SCBA project.                Steve Burton, MCpl Gerry Wicht, MCpl Jeremy Buckingham, Cpl Mike Lavers and
                                       Photos by Alex Croskery, MARPAC Imaging
                                                                               Cpl Noah Eckenswiller.
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                                                                                                                                                      Forces families.
                                                                                                                                                        “Hearing directly from
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Sierra Leone, one sailorʼs effort to raise hope
 Ben Green and                served as part of the IMAT
 Lt(N) Michael                team since November
 McWhinnie                    2000.
                                IMAT contingent num-
 Lookout
                              bers are approximately 65
                              all ranks, including per-
   Sierra Leone. Just the
                              sonnel from the United
name evokes thoughts
                              Kingdom, United States,
of colonial era slavery,
                              Nigeria, Jamaica and eight
blood diamonds, rebel-
                              Canadians. PO1 Ayotte
controlled child soldiers
                              was half of a two-person
and a decade of civil war
                              Canadian naval team (the
ending in 2002. But, as
                              other selected from the
one local sailor recently
                              boatswain occupation)
learned, there is room for
                              supporting the Republic
hope in a country working
                              of Sierra Leone Armed
towards a long-term res-
                              Forces (RSLAF) Maritime
toration of peace, security
                              Wing.
and stability.
                                Though the principal
   PO1 Jean-Paul Ayotte
                              aim of the mission is to
is a Marine Engineering
                              help the Government of
Artificer and instruc-
                              Sierra Leone build effec-
tor at Canadian Forces
                              tive and democratically
Fleet School Esquimalt.
                              accountable armed forces,
In December he returned       PO1 Ayotte’s focus was
from a six month deploy-      on training and mentoring
ment to Sierra Leone          their naval personnel in
on Operation Sculpture,       their maritime and civil
where he experienced          engineering responsibili-
firsthand the present-day     ties.                                                                                                                                    SLt Beale, RSLAF
challenges and successes        “The work ethic of             PO1 Ayotte (in RSLAF rank) prepares to lead repairs on a defective stern drive.
of a country in transition.   the RSLAF personnel
   Operation Sculpture        was exemplary. They              Riverboat, three 32-foot     tion is 4,000 gallons per     initiate a program focus-      ate a facility incorporating
is Canada’s military con-     approached every activ-          Dauntless Class Cutters,     month for the entire fleet.   sing on improved fire-         classrooms, office space,
tribution to this British-    ity with enthusiasm and          and a few Intershore         Sir Milton would consume      fighting, damage control,      tool storage and a con-
led international military    embraced each task as a          Patrol Crafts. The river-    that amount in a five-day     and navigational skills.       trolled environment for
advisory and training         learning     opportunity,”       boat, named Sir Milton, is   patrol, which illustrates       PO1 Ayotte counts the        maintenance and repair of
(IMAT) initiative in Sierra   said PO1 Ayotte. “Perhaps        considered their flagship.   the tough choices they        design and construction of     their ships.”
Leone.                        their greatest challenge is        “They have around 250      are faced with,” said PO1     a boat shed amongst the           The pragmatic engineer-
   “The mission is a well-    finding resources to sup-        personnel serving in their   Ayotte.                       more gratifying initiatives    ing side of PO1 Ayotte was
known and sought-after        port their modest fleet.”        navy and are required to       “Despite their dedica-      of the tour.                   evidenced by his choice of
opportunity within the          During the time of his         stretch an operating bud-    tion and enthusiasm, I saw      “With financial support      departure gift. The custom
engineering community,”       deployment, the Sierra           get of 800,000 leones        an obvious need to invest     from AFRICOM, the U.S          is to exchange plaques
said PO1 Ayotte.              Leone fleet consisted of         (approximately $200) per     in basic seamanship train-    regional military com-         or other such mementos.
   Canadian Forces have       one PB105 Shanghai Class         month. Their fuel alloca-    ing,” he adds. So he helped   mand, we were able to cre-     Wishing to leave some-
                                                                                                                                                         thing more lasting and
                                                                                                                                                         practical, he purchased
                                                                                                                                                         some copper pipe and
                                                                                                                                                         went to work. “Conditions
                                                                                                                                                         in their military quarters
                                                                                                                                                         are rudimentary, but now
                                                                                                                                                         at least those RSLAF offi-
                                                                                                                                                         cers and their families
                                                                                                                                                         have fresh-running pota-
                                                                                                                                                         ble water - and I have
                                                                                                                                                         a renewed appreciation
                                                                                                                                                         for many of the things we
                                                                                                                                                         take for granted here in
                                                                                                                                                         Canada,” he says.
                                                                                                                                                            The past and future
                                                                                                                                                         efforts of Canadian Forces
                                                                                                                                                         personnel, including sail-
                                                                                                                                                         ors such as PO1 Ayotte,
                                                                                                                                      SLt Beale, RSLAF
                                                                                                                                                         are supporting the long-
                                                                                 Left: The RSLAF Flag Ship, Sir Milton, at its dockside berth.           term restoration of peace,
                                                                                 Above: Naval engineers conduct component-level stern drive              security and stability in
                                                                                 repairs to return Cutter 01 to operations.                              Sierra Leone.
                                                                                 Below: Military quarters in Sierra Leone are modest at best as             “The adventure was
                                                                                 illustrated by these accommodations at Murray Town Base.                extraordinary and that
                                                                                                                                                         sense of having made a
                                                                                                                                                         difference, I think, is the
                                                                                                                                                         reward we all sought when
                                                                                                                                                         we joined the CF.”
                                                                                                                                                            Of note:       Operation
                                                                                                                                                         Sculpture is not the first link
                                                                                                                                                         between Canada and Sierra
                                                                                                                                                         Leone, whose modern histo-
                                                                                                                                                         ry was shaped by the repa-
                                                                                                                                                         triation of former American
                                                                                                                                                         slaves. Having made their
                                                                                                                                                         way to Nova Scotia a group
                                                                                                                                                         of approximately 1,200 for-
                                                                                                                                                         mer slaves were transported
                                                                                                                                                         on board 15 vessels in 1792
                                                                                                                                                         to begin a settlement at St.
                                                            Maj Bailey, CEFCOM                                                    Maj Bailey, CEFCOM     George Bay.
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                                                                  LOOKING FOR 3 BDR
                                    Father & Son
250-479-2723.
                                                                  HOUSE TO RENT I Will Be
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                                                                                                                                                                                                 Close to all major transportation routes.
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                            REAL ESTATE • FOR RENT                                                                                     REAL ESTATE • FOR SALE

                                                                            2 bed 2 bath near selkirk cozy 3 bedroom cottage
                                                                            Renovated by professional designer.          Charming 3 bedroom country cottage,
                                            Bedroom,
                                         2 Bedroom $845/mo                  Open living                                  across from
                                                                            with sep.                                    NADEN.
                                     FREE: heat, hot water & parking        dining &                                     Several
   Apartments                                Near Plaza, Bus                office area.                                  mature trees
                                                                            Granite        $349,900                      in oversized $399,900
  707 Esquimalt Rd                            Quiet & Clean                 counters                                     backyard.
       Ocean front,                                                         in kitchen and both baths. New flooring.      Ocean view from the front garden. Cozy
    Olympic mountain                         250-888-1212                   Large bedroom, walk in and ensuite. MLS#     fireplace. RD3 zoning for potential duplex
          views,                                                            285867. Open House every Sun 11am-           development. MLS 286177. Open house
 seawalk to downtown,
   spacious and clean.
                                                                            1pm, 203-3008 Washington Ave.                every Sunday 2-4pm, 842 Admirals Rd.                  OPEN HOUSE
     Bachelor, 1, 2 &
                                         ON THE OCEAN                              mark rice remax camosun l 250-588-2339 l markrice@live.ca
       3 bedrooms

 Rent includes:                                                                                                                The magic begins when you             Feb 12 & 13, 1:30 - 4pm
 • Hot water                                                                                                                   marvel at the private setting
 • Heat                                                                                                                        and ample deck area. This 2
                                                                                                                               bed, 2 bath home has been
                                                                                                                                                                       3341 St. Troy Place
 • Secured parking
                                                                                                                               beautifully maintained and re-
 • Squash court                                                                                                                furbished over the years. Just
 • Indoor pool/hot                                                                                                             move in and enjoy the sunny                 Triangle Mountain area
   tub
 • Fitness centre
                                  Princess Patricia                          Attractive Hideaway
                                                                                                                               exposure, Shawnigan Lake,
                                                                                                                               and the short drive to Victoria
                                                                                                                                                                          3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
                                                                                                                                                                          Rancher - Large yard, great
 • Games room                              APARTMENTS                               MLS 288390                                 or Duncan.
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                                   NEW BALCONIES • EXERCISE ROOM                                (250) 384-7663
                                        14TH FLOOR LOUNGE                        baz@garybazuik.com • www.garybazuik.com                      $ 395,000
  Reasonable rent in
 a very quiet building.                703 Esquimalt Road
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     1Bdr starting at $805                   2 Bdr starting $999                                                                                                         Nancy Vieira is 6th generation born and raised and
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     1 Bdr starting at $850               Bachelors starting at $740

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                    Destination charges of $1,495/$1,495/$1,565/$1,760 are included. Registration, insurance, license fees and all applicable taxes are excluded. Delivery and destination charge includes freight, P.D.E., dealer admin fees and a full tank of gas. ◊Finance offers available O.A.C. from Hyundai Financial Services based on
                    new 2011 Accent L 3Dr/2011 Tucson L/2011 Santa Fe models with an annual finance rate of 0%/0%/0% for 48/60/60 months. †Finance offers available O.A.C. from Hyundai Financial Services based on a new 2010 Elantra L 5-speed/2011 Sonata GL 6-speed with an annual finance rate of 0%/0.9% for 84/60 months.
                    Monthly payment is $173/$348. Down payment of $0/$3,800 is required. Dealer participation of $500 for 2010 Elantra L 5-speed is included. Finance offer includes Delivery and Destination of $1,495/$1,565. Registration, insurance, PPSA, license fees and all applicable taxes are excluded. Delivery and destination
                    charge includes freight, P.D.E., dealer admin fees and a full tank of gas. Financing example: 2010 Elantra L 5-speed for $14,494 at 0% per annum equals $172.55 per month for 84 months for a total obligation of $14,494. Cash price is $14,494. Example price includes Delivery and Destination of $1,495. Registration,
                    insurance, PPSA, license fees and all applicable taxes are excluded. נOffers available for a limited time and subject to change or cancellation without notice. See dealer for complete details. Dealer may sell for less. Inventory is limited, dealer order may be required. Fuel consumption for 2011 Accent 3Dr
                    (HWY 5.7L/100KM; City 7.2L/100KM)/2010 Elantra L 5-speed (HWY 5.6L/100KM; City 7.8L/100KM)/2011 Tucson (HWY 6.5L/100KM; City 9.1L/100KM)/2011 Santa Fe 2.4L 6-Speed Automatic FWD (City 10.4L/100KM, HWY 7.2L/100KM) are based on EnerGuide fuel consumption ratings. Actual fuel efficiency may
                    vary based on driving conditions and the addition of certain vehicle accessories. Fuel economy figures are used for comparison purposes only. ^Fuel economy comparison based on combined fuel consumption rating for the 2011 Sonata GL 6-speed manual (7.35L/100km) and 2011 Energuide combined fuel
                    consumption ratings for the full size vehicle class. Fuel consumption for the Sonata GL 6-speed manual (HWY 5.7L/100KM; City 8.7L/100KM) based on 2011 Energuide rating. Fuel economy figures are used for comparison purposes only. Actual fuel efficiency may vary based on driving conditions and the addition
                    of certain vehicle accessories. Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program (www.SaferCar.gov). The 5-star rating applies to all the trim levels of the 2011 Sonata produced between July 2nd and September 7th
                    2010. ∞Based on the December 2010 AIAMC report. ∆See your dealer for eligible vehicles and full details of the Graduate Rebate Program. ††Hyundai’s Comprehensive Limited Warranty coverage covers most vehicle components against defects in workmanship under normal use and maintenance conditions.




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