Can't speak to the collision last year with Algonquin but with regard to the fire really what can you expect when you are nation that does not make defence spending a priority and in this instance you are swanning about the ocean with a nearly half century old replenishment ship? No other major armed service in the world routinely saddles its armed forces members with such antiquated museum pieces. And along with the Sea Kings, the "new" submarines and most of the armored land force vehicles including our 35+ year old tanks, a museum is where most of our stuff belongs, unfortunately. Its a testament to the skill of our armed forces personnel that they are able to make do with the crap hardware they are stuck with.
Years ago with regard to our surface fleet I was having a conversation with a retired senior naval official and I asked realistically what impact could our small fleet with its older ships and weapons have in the event of a really major conflict where major combatants would be compelled to go "toe to toe". Interesting response but he was free to provide it since he was no longer a serving line officer - in that case he stated emphatically that unless we wanted to commit the personnel to a suicidal mission the best thing they could do was, quote, "run and get the hell out of the way". Not very encouraging.