Missile exploding onboard the German Navy 'Frigate Saxony'

The German frigate “Saxony” caught fire during a recent naval exercise in the North Sea, military representatives confirmed on Friday.

According to an online report published by the German navy, an “incident” occurred when a missile SM 2 failed to launch properly and exploded on deck. “We were facing a hot glowing wall of fire,” a statement by a frigate captain who witnessed the scene read.