The primary a part of a well being surveillance survey on the attainable long-term well being results to these who had been on HMCS Chicoutimi when it caught fireplace 15 years in the past shall be launched on Thursday.
The submarine flooded and caught fireplace throughout an Atlantic crossing in 2004. One sailor died and several other crewmen had been injured. 9 crew members had been mentioned to have suffered smoke inhalation.
The submarine was bought used from the British authorities within the early 1990s.
Final yr, the submarine was deployed to Asia to re-establish naval relationships with Asian nations.
A briefing shall be held at Canadian Forces Base Halifax and shall be stay streamed right here at about 2:30 p.m. AT.
These slated to talk embrace:
- Vice-Admiral Artwork McDonald, Commander, Royal Canadian Navy.
- Capt. (Navy) Jean Stéphane Ouellet, Commander, Canadian Submarine Drive.
- Col. Rakesh Jetly, senior psychiatrist and psychological well being adviser to the Canadian Armed Forces surgeon basic.
- Lt.-Cmdr. Brent Jones, directorate of Forces Well being Safety.
- Rick Christopher, director of basic centralized operations, Veterans Affairs Canada.