Firefighters were finally able to extinguish the flames that raged for four days on the USS Bonhomme Richard docked in San Diego, the US Navy announced.
The damage to the landing aircraft carrier looks extensive, with the fire leaving gaping holes in the deck and superstructure. Rear Admiral Philip Sobeck said the ship’s fate has not yet been decided. “We do not know the exact extent of the damage. It is too early to make any predictions or promises about what awaits him. “
The cause of the fire is still unknown, and the investigation will begin only after the heat on the ship has been completely extinguished.
A fire broke out at the USS Bonhomme Richard in the cargo hold on Sunday. It was extinguished for 4 days with the help of helicopters, 63 rescuers were injured during the localization of the flame. The entire crew was evacuated, no one was killed. The fire threatened to explode as the ship had over a million gallons of fuel.