Medal of Bravery Awarded for HMCS Fredericton Incident

February 20, 2019 – On February 23, 2017 HMCS Fredericton was conducting a replenishment at sea with a foreign tanker. HMCS Fredericton had just begun receiving fuel from the tanker when the span wire connected to both ships snapped. The fueling probe and receiver fell to the deck. The fueling hose began falling into the water and pulled the probe from the receiver, bending over metal barriers as it left the ship. The light and heavy messengers, two lines that guide and support the fueling probe as it is heaved…

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