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Royal Canadian Navy fires Pacific fleet commander of ‘improper conduct’

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The Royal Canadian Navy says it has relieved the commander of a warship in the Pacific Fleet.

In a release Thursday evening, the Navy says it has lost confidence in Lt.-Cmdr. David Dallin of HMCS Regina.

The navy says it took action after an incident that recently occurred on another ship during a naval exercise.

Details of what happened were not released.

Canadian Fleet Pacific commander Commodore David Mazur said in the press release that the incident is still under investigation but “inappropriate behavior”.

The Navy says Cmdr. Meghan Coates now commands HMCS Regina, a Halifax-class frigate at Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt, BC.

“The RCN expects all its members to exercise institutionally appropriate judgment at all times, especially when they have clear leadership or command roles,” the Navy said in the press release.

The Navy says Dallin will fill other positions within Maritime Forces Pacific at Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt until the investigation is completed.

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