HMCS Charlottetown will return to port on Tuesday, nine months after joining a NATO operation in the Mediterranean.
Defence Minister Peter MacKay will be on hand for the frigate’s arrival at the dockyards at 10 a.m.
Charlottetown left in January to join Operation Active Endeavour and transferred to Operation Artemis, a 26-nation flotilla conducting anti-terrorism activities in the Arabian Sea, on April 22.
In early May, Charlottetown intercepted an illicit drug shipment and seized about 600 pounds of hashish, though no arrests were made.
Cmdr. Wade Carter said at the time there were indications of links to terrorist organizations in the case, but didn’t go into details.
HMCS Regina has now joined the mission and will remain in the Mediterranean until the end of 2012.
Charlottetown and her crew of about 250 deployed barely four months after returning from the NATO-led mission enforcing a no-fly zone over Libya.
The warship came under fire twice during that mission, but wasn’t damaged.