Nova Scotia

HMCS Preserver runs into Halifax dock

HMCS Preserver bumped into the dock of the Irving-owned Halifax Shipyard Friday afternoon.

HMCS Preserver bumped into a dock at the Irving-owned Halifax Shipyard Friday afternoon.

It happened just before 3 p.m. and no one was injured.

"It's really too early to determine the extent of the damage to the ship," Major Paul Doucette, spokesman for Martime Forces Atlantic, told reporters late Friday afternoon.

HMCS Preserver was returning from engineering trials when it hit the dock.

Doucette said there were no indications of any spilled fuel and that the damage was high, above water level, near the bow.

HMCS Preserver is an auxiliary replenishment vessel. It carries oil for other ships and helicopters at sea. The standard-sized crew for the ship is about 300.

Doucette said he couldn't comment about damage to the dock.