09/30/2014 11:37 EDT | Updated 11/30/2014 05:59 EST

HMCS Regina sailor alleges he was assaulted in ship's mess

A Canadian sailor from CFB Esquimalt claims he was badly beaten by a shipmate aboard the HMCS Regina last spring.

Cpl. Christopher Frame filed the lawsuit in B.C. Supreme Court after the frigate arrived back at its base in Esquimalt earlier this month.

The incident allegedly happened midway through the eight-month tour of duty when Frame claims he was attacked by a leading seaman.

In the notice of civil claim, Frame claims he caught wind the other man was spreading rumours, accusing him of tampering with a laptop.

Frame says he went to a petty officer who met with them both, but the leading seaman wanted an apology.

Both men were cooks. Frame claims he was attacked in the mess while changing his uniform.

He allegedly suffered a fractured jaw and a concussion.

Now he's suing Canada's attorney general along with the leading seaman, claiming he had a right to safety on-board and that the navy failed to prevent the attack or teach personnel how to deal with such threats.

None of the allegations have been proven in court