HMCS Montreal A Floating Television Studio

Monday, May 16, 2016

Halifax-class ships are well known for being multi-functional platforms but on April 28, HMCS Montréal served an unusual purpose when the flight deck was transformed into a television studio for the CTV Atlantic Evening News at 6.

“It was an honour to host CTV on board HMCS Montréal,” said Cdr Kristjan Monaghan, the ship’s Commanding Officer. “Having Steve Murphy and his production team on board is a great way to tell the Royal Canadian Navy’s story.”

The broadcast was one of many Battle of the Atlantic commemoration events held leading up to the parade on May 1. A recorded interview with LCdr Nancy Setchell, HMCS Montréal’s Executive Officer aired during the broadcast and Steve Murphy spoke about the historic battle during a live interview with RAdm John Newton, Commander of Maritime Forces Atlantic.

“We value the service and sacrifice made by those that served in the Battle of the Atlantic and we use their service as inspiration for members currently serving the Royal Canadian Navy,” said RAdm Newton.

The dedicated ship’s company and the CTV production team collaborated to assemble the temporary television studio in a timely fashion and when Steve Murphy arrived for the show he was greeted by many of his fans currently serving onboard Montréal.

Overall, it was a successful event that brought together two prominent organizations in the community.


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