Fire on Peruvian Corvette Operating Under CO Midgett’s OPCON

Peruvian Navy corvette BAP Guise (CC-28) makes a pass during a ship maneuvering exercise during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2022 on July 13, 2022. US Coast Guard Photo

The US Naval Institute reports,

At least two people were injured in a fire that burned for several hours on a Peruvian warship participating in RIMPAC 2022, a Navy official said Sunday…

Two personnel, in “critically stable” condition, were evacuated from the Combined Task Force surface vessel by a French helicopter from frigate FS Prairial (F731), Robertson said. They were taken to U.S. Coast Guard cutter USCGC Midgett (WMSL-757) then to carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) and then to shore.

As we learned earlier,

Coast Guard Cutter Midgett is commanding Combined Task Force 175, which includes ships from France, Peru and the U.S. Navy, and is conducting air and missile defense, gunnery, mass rescue and anti-submarine warfare exercises.

This latest report gives us a little more information on the compositon of Combined Task Force 175. In addtion to USCGC Midgett, Peruvian corvette BAO Guise (CC-28), and French surveillance frigate FS Prairial (F731), it also includes  Arleigh Burke class Flight IIA guided-missile destroyers USS Chafee (DDG 90) and USS Gridley (DDG-101).

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