Halifax-class frigate HMCS Toronto experienced a power outage off the coast of the United Kingdom on Monday, the Royal Canadian Navy has confirmed.
The frigate spent several hours adrift before the ship’s technicians were able to restore power, the navy said.
The vessel returned to Belfast, Northern Ireland, where it will undergo repairs.
In a separate incident involving Royal Canadian Navy Halifax-class frigates, HMCS Toronto’s sister ship HMCS Halifax experienced a fire in its engine room on October 26. The fire broke out in a gas turbine enclosure and was extinguished by the crew.
HMCS Halifax was underway in the Norwegian Sea as part of NATO exercise Trident Juncture at the time of the fire outbreak.
No injuries were reported in both incidents.
#HMCSToronto arrived in Belfast late afternoon 30 Oct. As the ship was docking, crew detected an engine enclosure fire. Well trained crew immediately engaged ship’s fitted suppression system. Quickly extinguished. No injuries. Investigation, maintenance ongoing. pic.twitter.com/qxKi8CwUDh
— MARLANT (@RCN_MARLANT) October 31, 2018