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Looking at their sailing schedule, nope. They are entirely booked out to support training months in advance. Reserve units on long weekends, NWO 3 and 4 courses. Nav course. Command development course. Bosn training. Dive training. MCDV's on both coasts have been freed to do missions instead of courses (Carib, Africa, Arctic, Hawaii, Mexico, Norway).
Sometimes they support work ups as OPFOR but the YAG's did that as well. What the problem was the MCDVs were treated as training vessels not the other way around.
Honestly the Orca's are perfect.
I see them beavering about around Victoria and Haro Strait occasionally during various kayak trips.
They look pretty sturdy, even in marginal conditions, and aren't hard to pick out from a distance. This is comforting 'just in case someone' needs assistance