RUSI-VI managed to secure a tour of the latest addition to the RCN, the very modern Interim AOR, MV ASTERIX. This ship is currently the most important ship in the Navy, as it is the only ship with strategic impact, allowing the Navy to sail anywhere in the world without having to rely on foreign AORs. It fills the gap for the Navy until the acceptance of the two JSS ships (completion 2021/2022). This was a rare opportunity, as ASTERIX may not be on the West Coast again for up to a year.
Here is a video by ZKYT on YouTube of some footage of HMCS VANCOUVER (FFH 331) being resupplied at sea from MV ASTERIX during Exercise Pacific Rim out of Pearl Harbor July 14, 2018