Navy safely responds to fire in HMAS Maryborough

Published on Defence (author), ABPH Brad Darvill (photographer)

Topic(s): Ships, Boats and Submarines, Patrol Vessels (PB & PSO), HMAS Maryborough (P95)

Armidale class patrol boat HMAS Maryborough (photo: ABPH Bradley Darvill)
Armidale class patrol boat HMAS Maryborough

On 26 May 2017, HMAS Maryborough reported a fire in the engine room while at sea, operating north east of Darwin.
 
The ship’s crew extinguished the fire in accordance with procedures. No crew members were injured in the incident.
 
The ship is being returned to Darwin for inspection and an assessment of any damage.
 
An investigation into the incident is now underway.