The Canadian PressFebruary 28, 2014 12:36
ESQUIMALT, B.C. - A Canadian navy warship stranded in the Pacific Ocean was expected to be towed to Hawaii after an engine-room fire significantly damaged the vessel and injured about 20 sailors, the navy said Friday.
HMCS Protecteur, a 44-year-old supply ship, was in the Pacific Ocean, north of Hawaii, on Thursday night when the fire broke out. The ship was on its way to its home port of Esquimalt, B.C.
The crew put out the flames and the ship was stabilized, though it had limited power, said Commodore Bob Auchterlonie, the commander of the navy's Pacific fleet.