A huge American factory-fishing trawler smashed into the side of the Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Winnipeg on Tuesday, sending a wall of waves over the bows of both vessels in a spectacular crash.
The crash in BC’s Esquimalt harbour near Victoria left the two vessels locked together.
No Canadian Forces personnel were injured in the accident, but six civilian maintenance workers and crew from both ships were.
The trawler, American Dynasty, spent most of Tuesday with its bow crumpled into the side of the Canadian warship, but the vessels were finally separated late in the day.
Officials aren’t revealing how badly Winnipeg or the jetty were damaged.
Check out photos of the crash below:
© 2013 The Canadian Press