In an Explosion and a fire on a ship of the American Navy in San Diego are at least 21 people injured. 17 sailors and 4 civilians had come with "non-life-threatening injuries" to the hospital, a spokesman said on Sunday. According to information from the press spokesman at the Pentagon, the injured have been delivered with smoke inhalation and minor burns in.
to see the port in the Californian city of San Diego is a large, dark cloud of smoke was. The cause of the Explosion was initially unclear. The fire had been reported on Sunday morning around 8.30 am (local time) on the "USS Bonhomme Richard", a 255-Meter-long amphibious multi-purpose ship attack, the work to routine maintenance in port was.
To be the date about 160 sailors have been on Board, the spokesman. If the ship is in operation, it is usually around 1000. Of the team, no one will miss, said Admiral Mike Gilday. "We are grateful for the quick and immediate reaction of the base, and the firefighters on Board the "USS Bonhomme Richard"." Two more ships of the Navy were in the vicinity, were moved as a precaution to other berths. Residents were asked to go in their houses and apartments.
the 23-year-old ship's helicopter can take off and land, and it can accommodate smaller ships and amphibious vehicles. Due to the age of the ship, a fire could cause on Board serious damage, in particular when it reach the engine room and other tight spaces with machinery, explained Lawrence B. Brennan, Professor of Admiralty and international Maritime law at the Fordham University in New York. "The heat of such a fire can bend the steel, and can be a big Problem for any ship," said Brennan. "In the case of an older vessel, it can be an even bigger Problem."Updated Date: 13 July 2020, 04:20