Navy commander given new duties after ship collision
HMCS Preserver, one of Canada's operational support ships, designed to carry large amounts of fuel, provisions, and dry stores during naval operations, is pushed by tugs in Halifax harbour on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011. (Andrew Vaughan / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Published Thursday, March 22, 2012 8:36AM EDT
HALIFAX - The Royal Canadian Navy says the commander of a supply vessel that was involved in a collision last year has been transferred to other duties.
Navy spokeswoman Jeri Grychowski says Cmdr. Larry Jones was transferred because of the incident on Nov. 4 when HMCS Preserver collided with a floating dock in Halifax harbour.
The navy has said the vessel was damaged in the collision.
Grychowski says the change of command happened after a preliminary report into collision, but she wouldn't say what the report found.
She says Jones was transferred to other duties on March 9.
The Navy says a final report on the incident has yet to be completed.