This week’s image shows the power of multinational navies as they participate in the RIM of the Pacific exercise. Shot by MS Dan Bard, on August 21, 2020, the image shows multinational navy ships and submarine steam in formation during a group sail off Hawaii’s coast during the exercise.
During this year’s exercise, 10 nations, 22 ships, one submarine, and more than 5,300 personnel are participating in Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) from August 17 to 31 at sea around the Hawaiian Islands.
“RIMPAC is a biennial exercise designed to foster and sustain co-operative relationships, critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific region. The exercise is a unique training platform designed to enhance interoperability and strategic maritime partnerships. RIMPAC 2020 is the 27th exercise in the series that began in 1971,” noted the write up with the image.
Image courtesy of Canadian Forces Combat Camera.