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2 Canadian warships collide en route to Hawaii
HMCS Algonquin and HMCS Protecteur were conducting towing exercises
Posted: Aug 31, 2013 8:50 AM ET
Last Updated: Aug 31, 2013 11:30 PM ET
HMCS PROTECTEUR, Photo Wikipedia Commons
HMCS ALGONQUIN, Photo Wikipedia Commons
"Two Canadian warships are arriving back in port in Esquimalt, B.C. today after colliding during training exercises while en route to Hawaii.
Trainees on the ships were in the midst of towing exercises, which require close-quarters manoeuvring, when the collision occurred at around 11 a.m. PT Friday morning.
No one was hurt, but the HMCS Algonquin sustained significant damage to her port side hangar while HMCS Protecteur sustained damage of a lesser degree to her bow.
Navy Lt. Paul Pendergast, spokesman for Maritime Forces Pacific, called the collision "an unfortunate accident" and a "rare event."
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