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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Fuel Leak on HMCS Winnipeg - Contaminates Food

HMCS Winnipeg just recently left port for a 9 Month deployment to OP REASSURANCE, and a fuel leak over the weekend, has left the crew scrambling to find new supplies before the vessel deployed.

The value of the contaminated food stands at around $65,000 according to DND. The break down according to the Navy, $48,000 in dry goods, and $17,000 in beverages had to be destroyed. The Navy says a valve allowed 7,000 litres of fuel to leak into a storage department, contaminating all food inside.

Supplies from other Vessels in Halifax were transferred or purchased for the Winnipeg and crews helped remove the goods and repaint the storage room, so the ship could depart on time.