A fire has struck HMS Dragon, however crew extinguished the blaze before any damage was done.
The fire reportedly started inside a machinery area on the vessel while she was docked at Portsmouth Naval Base. It is understood crew were able to quell the fire before any serious damage was done.
A Royal Navy spokeswoman said, according to the Portsmouth News:
“The fire was rapidly extinguished by members of the ship’s company.
No-one was injured. The incident will now be subject to an investigation.”
Earlier in the year HMS Dragon rescued the fourteen crew of the British yacht Clyde Challenger which had been dismasted and was adrift in the Atlantic Ocean 1,130km south west of Land’s End, Cornwall.
HMS Dragon will remain at the base while the investigation takes place. The UK Defence Journal is awaiting comment from the Ministry of Defence on the issue.