Maj. Rick Eng (JD’11) deployed with Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Toronto as Her Legal Advisor during Operation REASSURANCE. During this operation, Toronto is participating in NATO Operation ACTIVE ENDEAVOUR. HMCS Toronto is tasked with locating, tracking, reporting and boarding vessels that are suspected of involvement in or support of terrorist activities in the Mediterranean Sea.
HMCS Toronto operated in the Black Sea between 6 and 25 September 2014 with vessels from several partner nations, including Bulgaria, Georgia, Romania, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine and the United States. While in the Black Sea, the ship took part in several exercises that focused on interoperability and maritime situational awareness.
HMCS Toronto departed from Halifax, N.S. on 24 July 2014. Throughout Her deployment, Maj. Eng has provided legal advice to the ship in the areas of Operational Law, Military Administrative Law and Military Justice.