Fire breaks out on German Navy frigate Schleswig-Holstein

German Navy file photo
German Navy file photo

The German Navy frigate Schleswig-Holstein was underway in the Baltic Sea when a fire broke out on board at approximately 20:00 local time on September 17.

The crew managed to quickly bring the fire under control and extinguish it.

Schleswig-Holstein then immediately returned to her homeport in Kiel to undergo repairs prior to going out to sea again within this week.

Ten sailors were treated at various hospitals for smoke inhalation.

Initial reports state the fire originated from an electrical control panel.

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