The Royal Canadian Navy will continue to depend on friends and a private company to refuel its ships. The construction of a new fleet of supply boats was further delayed. The delivery of the service’s first joint support ship was scheduled for next year, but it has been postponed. The Department of National Defence is thus increasing its use of a commercial vessels. Asterix is a resupply ship of the Royal Canadian Navy that works in one ocean simultaneously.
Personnel from the navy are aboard to manage the transfer of fuel and supplies to armed boats. Vice Admiral Angus Topshee said the Joint Support Ship program’s delays are troubling. The role of Asterix enables sailors to continue utilizing their abilities to resupply ships at sea.