18 sailors injured in fire on U.S. Navy ship in San Diego

  13 July 2020    Read: 965
18 sailors injured in fire on U.S. Navy ship in San Diego

Eighteen sailors were injured Sunday morning in a fire on a U.S. Navy ship at Naval Base San Diego in California, authorities said, AzVision.az reports citing Xinhua.

Eighteen sailors on board the USS Bonhomme Richard have been transferred to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries, tweeted the Naval Surface Forces, U.S. Pacific Fleet, adding that the entire crew is off the ship and all are accounted.

Around 160 sailors were aboard the ship when the fire was called away at approximately 8:30 a.m. local time, according to the tweets.

Officials said that local, base and shipboard firefighters are responding to the fire.

The ship is going through a maintenance availability and has a crew size of around 1,000, the U.S. Navy said.


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