Coast Guard ship partially submerged, on its side after sliding down slip

The Canadian Coast Guard says a patrol ship is on its side, partially submerged in water after it was released from its cradle and slid down a ramp in a Nova Scotia shipyard.

Jocelyn Lubczuk, press secretary for the minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, says officials have responded to the incident involving CCGS Corporal McLaren at the Canadian Maritime Engineering shipyard in Sambro, N.S.

She says sometime Friday night, the ship was released from its cradle, slid down a slip, hit the water and turned on its side.

Lubczuk says there were no injuries and a barrier is in place to prevent environmental impacts.

She says the coast guard and shipyard personnel will inspect the ship as soon as it’s safe to do so.

CCGS Corporal McLaren was at the Sambro shipyard for scheduled maintenance.

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