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Watch: HMCS Winnipeg rammed by fishing trawler

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:

The American Seafood Company vessel American Dynasty (right) collides with the docked HMCS Winnipeg which has just undergone a massive refit and upgrade in Esquimalt, B.C., Tuesday April 23, 2013.
The American Seafood Company vessel American Dynasty (right) collides with the docked HMCS Winnipeg which has just undergone a massive refit and upgrade in Esquimalt, B.C., Tuesday April 23, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Chad Hipolito
The American Seafood Company vessel American Dynasty (right) collides with the docked HMCS Winnipeg which has just undergone a massive refit and upgrade in Esquimalt, B.C., on Tuesday.
The American Seafood Company vessel American Dynasty (right) collides with the docked HMCS Winnipeg which has just undergone a massive refit and upgrade in Esquimalt, B.C., on Tuesday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Chad Hipolito
The American Seafood Company vessel American Dynasty (right) collides with the docked HMCS Winnipeg which has just undergone a massive refit and upgrade in Esquimalt, B.C., Tuesday April 23, 2013.
The American Seafood Company vessel American Dynasty (right) collides with the docked HMCS Winnipeg which has just undergone a massive refit and upgrade in Esquimalt, B.C., Tuesday April 23, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Chad Hipolito
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