Canadian frigate fire


HMCS Fredericton was en route to train FLOTEX and was off the coast of Nord-Trøndelag when a fire broke out and the ship’s engine stopped. The fire had been put out, and the engine was running on Thursday morning.

– There has been a fire aboard the TNI ship, said spokesman Ivar Moen at the TNI Operational Headquarters (FOH) to the TNI forum.

Formerly VG the first to report the fire.

Moen said the Main Rescue Center was leading the operation, but stated that the fire had been put out and the ship was moving.

– We have supported with other ships in the area, he said, adding that there is challenging weather in the area.

The main rescue center was notified of the incident before kl. 5 Thursday morning. Asbjørn Viste, an on-duty account manager, informed the Armed Forces forum.

– It was extinguished fairly quickly and the ship was running on its own engine, said Viste. He added that the incident took place in Frohavet west of Trondheim.

The FOH stated that it was the Canadian frigate HMCS Fredericton. An update on Facebook on November 15 confirmed by the ship in Kattegat in connection with the exercises with NATO allies:

The frigate is part of NATO’s standing navy 1 (SNMG1), one of NATO’s four permanent navies. This was stated by NATO spokesman Erik Reynolds in a press release on Thursday afternoon.

– When a fire is discovered, crews act immediately and put the fire out, writes Reynolds.

– There were no injuries and the ship is now on its way to a Norwegian port for repairs.

The ship was heading north along the Norwegian coast to participate in exercise FLOTEX, the biggest naval exercise of the year, which began on Monday. The main scenario of the exercise begins on November 20, before several ships will be in dock at Bod.

Nearly 20 ships participated in the exercise, including French, German and Danish frigates.

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