Suspicious Fire is Suspicious

Saturday morning:

A fire has been extinguished on board the Navy's Armidale Class Patrol boat HMAS Bundaberg, alongside Darwin Naval base.

Wednesday morning:

HMAS Ararat, an Armidale Class Patrol Boat, suffered a fire on board whilst alongside Darwin Naval Base late on Wednesday morning.

This is downright odd; I've never heard of a single one catching on fire before, let alone two within a handful of days at the same base*, though they assure us that "[a]n initial assessment [of the fire on the Ararat] indicates there is unlikely to be a connection to the fire on board HMAS Bundaberg earlier this week."

* In fairness 10 of the 14 Armidale class boats are based in Darwin.

Date: 2010-12-09 23:03:54, 13 years and 221 days ago

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