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In the Canadian Forces, Maritime Forces Atlantic (MARLANT) is responsible for the fleet and operations of the Royal Canadian Navy in the Atlantic Ocean and Arctic Ocean. The Commander of MARLANT is a two-star Rear Admiral.

A Commodore (COMCANFLTLANT), commands Canadian Fleet Atlantic, and is responsible for the operation and readiness of the Atlantic forces.[1] He or she is also the Canadian Task Group Commander for any East Coast deployment of ships to exercises or operations. CANFLTLANT consists of the following units: High and Normal Readiness Ships, HMC Dockyard; CANFLTLANT HQ, Building D-166; Fifth Maritime Operations Group, Building D-165/166 and Sea Training Atlantic located at the Boat Shed. These units depend upon the services of the integral and lodger units of MARLANT for services such as training, repairs, provisions, ammunition, shore power and steam, clothing, administrative support, photographic services, linen and garbage removal.

MARLANT facilities

MARLANTHQ is located at CFB Halifax in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Other facilities include:



  1. Royal Canadian Navy, Canadian Fleet Atlantic, accessed October 2011
  2. "Operation ARTEMIS". Current Operations. Canadian Joint Operations Command. Retrieved 17 March 2013. 

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