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 some B-roll footage of HMCS VANCOUVER doing replenishment-at-sea from MV ASTERIX on Exercise RIMPAC 2018. Canadian Armed Forces video by Imagery Technician Sgt Devin Vandesype (Found on a page hosted on DVIDS.) The appearance of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement.