Palma.—The HMCS Charlottetown (FFH 339), a Halifax-class frigate that has served in the Royal Canadian Navy since 1995, is back on operational duty in the Mediterranean for the second consecutive year and yesterday put into Palma.

Last year, Charlottetown joined the NATO-led air-sea Operation Unified Protector during the 2011 Libyan civil war.
She worked in conjunction with an American carrier battle group led by USS Enterprise. The stated mission was to help restore peace, evacuate Canadian citizens in Libya and provide humanitarian relief.

After returning home, she has returned to join the NATO led mission Operation Active Endeavor.
The mission is an anti-terrorism mission in the Mediterranean Sea.
At the time of departure Commander Wade Carter said to the media that there were no plans for Charlottetown to intervene in the conflict in Syria.