The Royal Canadian Navy is cleaning up after one of its frigates spilled fuel into the Halifax harbour early Wednesday morning.
Lt.-Cmdr. Bruno Tremblay, a spokesman for the navy in Halifax, said the spill was reported at 5 a.m. by crew aboard HMCS St. John's.
He said they are still assessing how much fuel leaked and how it happened.
A cleanup crew has been dispatched and the harbour master has been alerted.
“Our focus right now is to clean it up and minimize the impact on the environment," said Tremblay.
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