HMCS Toronto en route to Belfast for repairs after power loss
Electrical problem caused power outage on board just before midnight on Monday
For the second time in days, a Canadian frigate has encountered trouble at sea.
On Monday night just before midnight, HMCS Toronto was conducting operations off the coast of the United Kingdom when the ship lost power.
A spokesperson for the Defence Department said the power outage was caused by an electrical issue. Technicians on board restored power after five or six hours and the vessel is now en route to Belfast for further repairs.
At no time was the ship in danger, the department said, adding that crews regularly conduct drills on loss of power and they were prepared to handle the situation.
On Friday, a fire broke out in a gas-turbine engine on HMCS Halifax off the coast of Norway. No one was injured and the fire was quickly extinguished.
While conducting operations off the coast of the United Kingdom, <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/HMCSToronto?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#HMCSToronto</a> experienced a power outage on Oct 29. There was no danger to anyone on board and thanks to the ship's technicians they were able to restore power. The vessel is now safely underway to Belfast. 🇨🇦⚓️ <a href="https://t.co/Q8i9a9lA6j">pic.twitter.com/Q8i9a9lA6j</a>—@RCN_MARLANT