A Royal Canadian Navy ship and a fishing boat have collided at Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt on Vancouver Island.

Navy officials say the incident happened around 8 a.m. PT, but they are releasing few other details.

HMCS Winnipeg was alongside a jetty at the base when it was hit, says a note on the CFB Esquimalt Facebook page.

Emergency crews are on site, but the navy is not saying whether there are any injuries.

"An initial assessment of damage is ongoing," the post said.