FROM MAY 14th TO 25th TOOK PLACE THE ANNUAL NAVAL CO-OPERATION AND GUIDANCE FOR SHIPPING (NCAGS) "BELLBUOY" EXERCISE.
This Exercise BellBuoy 2012 (named as "Trade Freedom 2012" was conducted under the doctrine and policies of NCAGS. Participant nations from the Pacific and Indian Oceans Shipping Working Group (PACIOSWG) sent representatives from Australia, Brazil, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Singapore, UK, USA and Chile.
Also attended as observers Argentina, Ecuador and Mexico. This time, the headquarters of the Maritime Forces Pacific, Canada's Navy, hosted 12 countries during the two weeks of exercise, and had NCAGS detachments deployed in the cities of Vancouver, Prince Rupert and Victoria.