Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Protecteur was returning to its homeport of CFB Esquimalt, B.C., when a fire was extinguished in the ship’s engine room.
Sailors onboard the warship put out the fire and crew members are managing the situation. Personnel sustained minor injuries but are safe and they are being treated on board.
Protecteur is presently located approximately 340 nautical miles (630 km) northeast of PearlHarbour. The ship has limited power and a return to PearlHarbouris expected. A full assessment of the situation is being conducted to establish the extent of the damage.
Press Release, March 3, 2014, 2014; Image: Canadian Navy