Disabled Canadian ship arrives at Pearl Harbor

Associated Press

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) - A disabled Canadian refueling ship with nearly 300 sailors aboard pulled into Pearl Harbor under tow after an engine fire.

U.S. Navy tug boats guided the HMCS Protecteur to a pier Thursday morning after making a slow journey from Pacific Ocean waters north of Hawaii.

Royal Canadian Navy officials say their ship got help from the U.S. Navy after the fire broke out last week, leaving 20 sailors with minor injuries.

Cmdr. Al Harrigan of Maritime Forces Pacific Headquarters says getting the ship back to a dock is the first step in investigating the fire and eventually getting the vessel back to Canada.

He says the 44-year-old Protecteur was on its way home from a three- to four-week deployment.

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