Fishing vessel collides with navy frigate at CFB Esquimalt

Injuries, extent of damage not confirmed; HMCS Winnipeg was docked when collision occurred

  • Apr. 23, 2013 4:00 p.m.
HMCS Winnipeg

HMCS Winnipeg

A U.S. fishing trawler collided with a docked navy frigate this morning at CFB Esquimalt around 8 a.m.

The American Dynasty slammed into HMCS Winnipeg while it was docked at “C” Jetty, according to a statement from Maritime Forces Pacific Headquarters.

“The collision happened when the fishing vessel was going into dry dock,” said Jillian Glover, Transport Canada spokeswoman.

Six people were transported to Victoria General Hospital with minor injuries, said Kelsey Carwithen, spokeswoman with B.C. Ambulance Service.

HMCS Winnipeg - collison Submitted photo.

Glover said the Transportation Safety Board will conduct an investigation of the collision to determine the sequence of events.

An initial assessment of damage is ongoing, but photos provided to The News show obvious damage to the hull of the fishing trawler.

dpalmer@vicnews.com

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