In the United States, at the naval base in San Diego, amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard naval forces of the United States, an explosion occurred and a fire in which result has suffered 21 persons. About it, on Sunday, July 12, reports USA Today, with reference to the surface forces of the U.S. Navy.
“Seventeen sailors and four civilians are treated at a local hospital with injuries that do not pose a threat to life”, — stated in the message.
It is noted that the ship, the total capacity of which for more than a thousand people, was based on maintenance.
According to the representative of the military base at the time of the fire on Board the ship were about 200 sailors and officers. This is much less than if the vehicle was on duty.
As reported on Twitter, the fire Department, fire suppression continues for the sixth hour.
The cause of the incident is not yet established. According to some media, first there was a fire and then explosion was distributed.
Explosion with at least one injury at the USS Bonhomme Richard. #shipfire pic.twitter.com/HooWIRcjU4
— SDFD (@SDFD) July 12, 2020
USS Bonhomme Richard joined the Navy in 1998. Its displacement is more than 28 thousand tons and a length of about 250 meters. On the ship are several helicopters, and installed anti-aircraft missiles.