An engine room fire aboard HMCS Fredericton immobilized the ship for a time in the early morning hours of November 18. Fortunately the fire was soon extinguished and the ship was able to make its own way to port in Norway.
The ship sailed from Halifax July 24, 2021 [pictured above] for a NATO deployment, and at the time of the fire it was participating in the FOREX exercises off Trondelag, Norway. Reports I have read indicate that the fire was reported about 0400 hrs and the ship's own crew apparently extinguished the fire by 0700 hrs. The lifeboat Harald V stood by and the patrol vessel Njord and tug Balder Harald escorted the ship to the port of Trondheim where it will be assessed for damage and required repairs.
I have heard no reports of injuries, or the extent of damage due to fire or smoke, etc.,
Normal NATO assignments for Canadian ships last six months and Fredericton was expected back in Halifax by Christmas. HMCS Halifax will be sailing in January to take up NATO duties.