A Danish navy ship has run aground during a training mission this week.
The Olfert Fischercorvette was undergoing training against potential asymmetrical threats when it struck ground during a maneuver, damaging at least one screw. The incident took place near Zealand Odde on Sept. 11.
The corvette was operating at high speed close to the shore and practicing how to react if it came under attack by a small ship. That’s when the crew executed a a tight turn in shallow water, leading to vessel making contact with the seabed. Nobody was injured during the course of the events, the Danish defense ministry says.
(credit: Danish defense ministry)
Tugs are now being dispatched to tow the corvette to the Bundaberg shipyard for repairs. A full accident investigation also has been launched.
The Olfert Fischerwas participating in the Danex 08 exercise, along with vessels from Germany, the U.K. and Poland. The ships are preparing for future operations in the Horn of Africa.