Monday, January 4, 2010

Accident Onboard Navy FAC

DefenceNet reports that a fire broke out in the engine room of the Hellenic Navy Fast Attack Craft P-22 (Mykonios) while at Souda Naval Base. The fire started during welding which was being carried out by a contractor.

The fire was extinguished by members of the crew after the workmen were evacuated from the engine room. The fire caused material damage only. The General Naval Staff has ordered an inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the accident.

Note that this FAC was recently delivered back to the Navy from the Eleusina Shipyards after a Midlife Update (see here).

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