The fire on the American landing ship, USS Bonhomme Richard was extinguished on July 16, reported the press service of the Pacific fleet of naval forces of the United States.
The ship, which now lies at the base of the naval forces of the USA in San Diego (California), caught fire on July 12. At the time of the fire the ship was about 160 sailors.
July 15 as a precaution, with the USS Bonhomme Richard and the pier brought all the staff as the ship settled to change the roll, but on 16 July the fire continued.
“After four days of fighting all the known fires aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard was eliminated. Our fire team are exploring every room to check if there was a fire,” said rear Admiral Philip Sobek.
He noted that the cause of the fire is still unclear. The investigation will be initiated only after a thorough vehicle inspection.
“We don’t know the extent of the damage. It is too early to make any predictions or promises about the future of the ship. We can’t make any conclusions until the investigation,” said Sobek.
As a result of fire affected 63 persons – 40 of seamen and 23 civilians. According to the press service of the Navy, they received minor injuries.
At the moment it is known that the fire started on the lower cargo deck. Sobek said that on Board the ship was about a million gallons of fuel, but they were “far below many sources of heat.”
Bonhomme Richard was launched in 1997.