Navy confirms fuel spill from frigate in Halifax harbour

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HALIFAX - The Royal Canadian Navy is confirming that one of its frigates has spilled fuel into Halifax harbour.

Spokeswoman Tammy Harnish says the spill was reported today at 5 a.m. by crew aboard HMCS St. John's.

She says it remains unclear how much fuel has leaked or how it happened.

A cleanup crew has been dispatched and the harbour master has been alerted.

The ship is anchored near Dartmouth Cove, directly across from downtown Halifax.

The powerful smell of fuel on the water was still evident several hours after the spill was reported.

Organizations: Royal Canadian Navy

Geographic location: Halifax

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