Coral Harbour Base (RBDF), Bahamas, October 14, 2016 – Her Majesty’s Bahamian Ship Bahamas, one of two sixty metre Defence Force Patrol Craft, experienced a fire onboard earlier today.
The aft (or rear) section of the vessel caught afire shortly after noon. The incident took place at Bradford Marine Shipyard in Freeport, Grand Bahama where HMBS Bahamas is currently undergoing a major refit by Damen Shipyard Company.
No injuries were reported and an assessment will be carried out to determine the cause of the fire and extent of the damages it sustained.
The 60 metre (198 foot) Bahama Class vessel was built by Moss Point Marine in Mississippi and has been extremely instrumental in anti-poaching, anti-narcotics, illegal migration and deterrence patrols within the waters of The Bahamas.