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Canadian Navy Commander comments on November fire on frigate Fredericton

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Fire on the frigate Royal fleet Canada's HMCS Fredericton broke out on 18 November 2021 while the ship was off the coast of Norway. According to The Canadian Press, referring to the words of the commander of the Royal Canadian Navy, Vice Admiral Craig Baines, the fire was caused by elementary forgetfulness: the sailors did not turn off the temporary bilge pump, which was installed during the repair of the main pump.


After the fire was extinguished, the military reported that there were no casualties. At the same time, the captain (in the Russian naval tradition = commander) of the ship noted that the fight against the fire was complicated by the tightness and stormy sea around. Canadian Navy Vice Admiral Baines claims the fire was not the result of a frigate system malfunction. At the same time, the commander agreed with the opinion that all 12 frigates of the Royal Navy are beginning to "show their age."

Recall that Halifax class frigates entered service in the 1980s. Problems with them began in recent years: they are increasingly suffering from malfunctions and even fires. But Canada intends to replace aging frigates with new ships only in the 2030s, so the fleet will have to operate old ships for at least 10-12 years.

As Vice Admiral Baines emphasized, today the fleet is actively working with the Government of Canada in the interests of updating and repairing the ship's personnel. The main task is to keep the ships in working order until new frigates are built and launched to replace their predecessors.
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  1. alex neym_2
    alex neym_2 30 December 2021 09: 27
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    Ordinary lack of weakness: he did not finish watching, the other left without control ...
  2. Vasyan1971
    Vasyan1971 30 December 2021 09: 28
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    Canadian Navy Vice Admiral Baines claims the fire was not the result of a frigate system malfunction.

    Understandably - the human factor, then ... syo ...
    the fire was caused by elementary forgetfulness: the sailors did not turn off the temporary bilge pump, which was installed during the repair of the main pump.

    Well, the fact that this pump sparked (or whatever else) was not a systemic malfunction of the ship. This is a system malfunction of something else ...
    1. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA 30 December 2021 14: 47
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      Quote: Vasyan1971
      Well, the fact that this pump sparked (or whatever else) was not a systemic malfunction of the ship. This is a system malfunction of something else ...

      This is a systemic pump malfunction. smile
      Purely formally, with regard to the immediate cause of the fire, the vice admiral is right: the bilge pump was installed temporarily, during the repair of the main pump, and did not belong to the main systems of the ship. Now, if the fire had occurred because of the main pump, then yes, it would have been a systemic malfunction of the frigate.
      Although, if you dig deeper, it turns out that the cause of the fire was not a temporary pump, but a malfunction of the main pump that arose while sailing off the coast of Norway, because of which this pump had to be installed. And this is a systemic malfunction of the frigate. smile
  3. The leader of the Redskins
    The leader of the Redskins 30 December 2021 09: 28
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    In theory, any fire can be avoided ...
    In practice, slovenliness always wins.
  4. dimy44
    dimy44 30 December 2021 09: 28
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    elementary forgetfulness
    How simple. We forgot and set fire to the ship. Sorry)
  5. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 30 December 2021 11: 08
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    A fire can arise due to various situations - from slovenliness to a technical malfunction (accident). And here the main role will be played by the training of the crew to fight for the survivability of the ship, speed and coordination of actions.
  6. mvg
    mvg 30 December 2021 12: 22
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    Let's remember the crane on the Kuzi deck, a fire worth a hundred billion, the Indians generally drowned the boat at the pier, the Americans wrote off the UDC, the Iranians lost the "destroyer". So any TB is powerless against human stupidity. I don't understand why Canada needs a fleet at all. Best friends of the USA and Britain
  7. sharp-lad
    sharp-lad 30 December 2021 22: 59
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    the fleet will have to operate old ships.
    Well this should be so subtle .... humiliate! laughing