A member of HMCS Regina’s dive team prepares to jump into the water from the ramp of a CH-148 Cyclone Maritime helicopter, while the safety boat loiters nearby, during a diver training flight off the coast of Hawaii during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2020, August 22, 2020.
Ten nations, 22 ships, one submarine, and more than 5,300 personnel are participating in Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) from August 17 to 31 at sea around the Hawaiian Islands. RIMPAC is a biennial exercise designed to foster and sustain cooperative relationships, critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific region. The exercise is a unique training platform designed to enhance interoperability and strategic maritime partnerships. RIMPAC 2020 is the 27th exercise in the series that began in 1971.