Crippled Canadian warship returns to B.C. base

VANCOUVER – Three months after it was crippled by an engine room fire, is back in B.C. waters.

The Canadian Navy warship was towed into its home port in Esquimalt this morning.

On February 27, a serious fire broke out on the Protecteur roughly 630 kilometres off the coast of Hawaii. Twenty crew members received smoke-inhalation injuries while trying to put out the flames.

The fire caused extensive damage and the vessel was towed to Pearl Harbor to be inspected.

It finally departed two weeks ago under tow by an American Navy tug.

The Canadian Navy has launched an investigation.

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