6 Injured in Collision Involving Canadian Warship

By MarEx 2013-04-25 11:57:00

A U.S. fishing trawler collided with Canadian frigate HMCS Winnipeg on Tuesday in Esquimalt Harbour. The vessels have now been separated.

Six people were injured - civilian maintenance workers and crew from both ships. No one from the Canadian Forces was hurt, reports the Vancouver Sun.

The trawler, American Dynasty, spent most of the day with its bow thrust into the side of the Canadian warship. The 90-metre trawler was being towed by tugboats when it broke away and hit Winnipeg, which was docked and undergoing a systems upgrade.

Details on the extent of damages to the vessels, or the jetty have not yet been released.

A full investigation into the incident is ongoing; both parties are completely cooperative.