Britain To Build A ‘National Flagship’ To Promote Maritime Trade
by Alistair Smout (Reuters) – Britain is to build a new flagship to promote its business and trade interests around the world, the government said on Saturday, in a move it...
An U.S. fishing trawler on Tuesday rammed a Royal Canadian Navy warship that was docked at the Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt at Vancouver Island, near Victoria… and it was all caught on video.
The Canadian Press reports that the Seattle-based F/V American Dynasty was being escorted by two tugs when it rammed the HMCS Winnipeg, which had just completed a major retrofit.
Six people were taken to Victoria General Hospital with minor injuries.
The cause of the incident is under investigation.
Update: The Ottawa Citizen reports that the trawler was actually being towed and had broken away just prior to hitting the Winnipeg.
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