9 sailors suffered minor accidents when a fireplace broke out aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln off the coast of Southern California, the Navy stated Wednesday.
A press release from the workplace of the Commander of the third Fleet stated the hearth aboard the nuclear-powered plane provider occurred on Tuesday morning and was shortly extinguished, permitting the ship to renew operations.
“The hearth was shortly recognized and extinguished by way of the crew’s fire-fighting efforts,” in line with the assertion.
The Navy initially stated six sailors suffered minor accidents, however later up to date that to 9. All had been handled aboard the ship.
The San Diego-based provider was conducting routine operations roughly 30 miles off the coast.
“The reason for the hearth is below investigation,” the Navy stated. “Abraham Lincoln will proceed to function within the space.”
No different data was instantly launched.
In July 2020 a fireplace broke out on the USS Bonhomme Richard because the amphibious assault ship was docked at Naval Base San Diego. The blaze left the ship itemizing and its superstructure in ruins, main the Navy to scrap the vessel.
Up to date at 10:10 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022