October 11, 2015 by David Pugliese, Ottawa Citizen
Canada and the U.S. will hold Exercise FRONTIER SENTINEL on Oct. 15 and 16th off the coast of Nova Scotia.
The exercise, led by Joint Task Force Atlantic, will involve a ferry, Princess of Acadia, acting as “a vessel of interest.” The frigate, HMCS St. John’s, is scheduled to participate. The Frontier Sentinel Exercises series was initiated in 2006 and is a joint/combined interagency exercise involving Joint Task Force Atlantic, the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Navy Fleet Forces as well as numerous other government departments and agencies from both Canada. The primary focus of the exercise is to practice, evaluate, and make recommendations for enhancing capabilities in response to threats to North American maritime security, Canadian Forces spokesman Maj. Martell Thompson told Defence Watch.