Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Fredericton has suffered a fire outbreak while underway off the coast of Norway.
The outbreak occurred in the early morning of November 18 and was successfully put under control by the ship’s crew, the NATO Maritime Command (MARCOM) said.
According to the Canadian armed forces, the fire occurred in the forward engine room of HMCS Fredericton.
The Halifax-class frigate was taking part in the Norwegian exercise Flotex Silver 21 as the flagship of Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 (SNMG1).
MARCOM noted there were no injuries in the accident and that the ship was on its way to a Norwegian port to conduct repairs. The ship was assisted by several other NATO warships that were serving in Standing Naval Maritime Group 1, as well as the Norwegian Coast Guard.
SNMG1 is continuing its participation in the Norwegian exercise.
The fie outbreak is not the first accident for the Canadian frigate while on operations in European waters. In April 2020, a CH-148 Cyclone helicopter operating from the frigate went missing during a NATO exercise in the Ionian Sea.