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Live firing exercise set for May 15

May 14, 2024

As part of Exercise TRADEWINDS 2024, a live firing exercise will be conducted tomorrow May 15 by the Military Vessel Training Track and the Maritime Special Operation Forces Track.

This activity will be held at the Barbados Coast Guard’s live firing area, five to eight nautical miles west of the Arawak Cement Plant, St. Lucy.

During this exercise all firing will be done at a surface level and no rounds will be projected into the air.

Additionally, a radar watch of the area will be maintained to ensure there’s no intrusion.

The following vessels will participate in the exercise:

  • Barbados Coast Guard Ship TRIDENT
  • USCGC Robert Yered
  • ARM Guanajuato (PO-153)
  • HMCS Margaret Brooke
  • SVG Capt Hugh Mulzac
  • ALTAIR GC-112 (DOM)
  • Dumont D’urville
  • HNLMS Pelikaan
  • HMBS Bahamas
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