Fire on Kanimbla

Whats been spotted in and around our Navy
User avatar
MikeJames
Club Member
Club Member
Posts: 3928
Joined: 20 Jan 2010 09:43
Fleet Base: Sydney
My Ship Yard: RAN DDL HMAS Kokoda
Australian Coast Guard cutter Nemesis
RAN FCPB HMAS Wollongong
German SAR Launch DGzRS Berln
SS Geest Atlas (Building)
Location: Sydney
Contact:

Fire on Kanimbla

Postby MikeJames » 21 Sep 2010 19:51

Defence news alert 21 Sept

Minor fire on HMAS Kanimbla

A small fire occurred in HMAS Kanimbla this afternoon in the vicinity of Sydney Heads.

There was a brief loss of power while efforts to extinguish the fire took place, causing Kanimbla to drift towards North Head.

Sydney Ports Corporation and Svitzer Corporation were contacted just prior to

4.00 pm to provide tug support as a precaution. This support was not required as the ship subsequently restored power and proceeded to sea, clear of the entrance to Sydney Harbour and other navigational hazards.

No one was injured in the incident and no external assistance was required.

Kanimbla is conducting an initial damage assessment at sea. If necessary, the ship will return alongside to Fleet Base East, Garden Island to conduct further damage assessment.

***ENDS***

Return to “Australian Navy”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users