Maritime Forces Atlantic

In the Canadian Forces, Maritime Forces Atlantic (MARLANT) is responsible for the fleet training and operational readiness of the Royal Canadian Navy in the Atlantic Ocean and Arctic Ocean. It was once referred to as Canadian Atlantic Station.

Maritime Forces Atlantic
Allegiance Canada
BranchRoyal Canadian Navy
Garrison/HQCanadian Forces Base Halifax
Commander of Maritime Forces AtlanticRAdm Craig Baines
Commander of Canadian Fleet AtlanticCmdre Craig Skjerpen


The commander of Maritime Forces Atlantic (COMMARLANT) is also the commander of Joint Task Force Atlantic (COMMJTFA), holding the rank of rear admiral.

Reporting to the commander is the commander of Canadian Fleet Atlantic (COMCANFLTLANT), holding the rank of commodore. This individual commands Canadian Fleet Atlantic (CANFLTLANT), and is responsible for the operation and readiness of all warships, auxiliaries and support vessels.[1] COMCANFLTLANT is also the Canadian Task Group Commander for any CANFLTLANT deployment of ships to exercises or operations.

Units and facilities

MARLANT headquarters is located at CFB Halifax in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Other facilities include:



Coastal defence vessels


See also


  1. Royal Canadian Navy, Canadian Fleet Atlantic Archived 2011-10-12 at the Wayback Machine, accessed October 2011

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