The Canadian Navy welcomed a new auxiliary replenishment oiler into the fleet earlier this year. The M/V Asterix, a German-built commercial container ship converted for underway replenishment duties, originally entered civilian service in 2010. Beginning in 2015, she was converted in Canada as a supply ship under “Project Resolve” to help replace the capabilities of legacy supply vessels. Operating under lease from Federal Fleet Services, the Asterix is crewed jointly by a mix of Royal Canadian naval personnel and Canadian merchant mariners. Displacing 26,000 tons, the 599-foot ship has an 83-foot beam and carries a crew of 150. She is fitted with two helicopter hangars, four replenishment-at-sea stations, and can carry more than 10,000 tons of marine diesel and 1,300 tons of aviation fuel. The Asterix is able to conduct liquid and solid resupply from both sides of the ship simultaneously. Acquisition and conversion of a second ship, the M/V Obelix, is under consideration.