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BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM Cmdr. Alex Kooiman is captain of the Canadian submarine HMCS Victoria, a quiet diesel-electric sub which Kooiman says will pose a challenge to other countries in Rim of the Pacific war games.
BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM Surface ships, helicopters, patrol aircraft and other subs will be seeking to get their figurative sights on the 230-foot Victoria in return — which won’t be an easy task.
BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM The Victoria, one of four submarines in the Royal Canadian fleet, has 48 core crew members and 11 trainees. Crewmen work in the control room.