On the amphibious assault ship US Navy USS Bonhomme Richard started the fire and explosion. It happened when the ship stood on the naval base in San Diego.
About the incident he wrote on Twitter press service of the fire Department of the city.
According to the American media, the cause of the fire is not yet established. The fire injured 11 sailors, which helped.
On a shot from the air footage shows that from the middle of the moored ship out the clubs dark-gray smoke. And the fire extinguish with water a few special boats.
At some point, firefighters were ordered to leave pierce – why, is not specified.
USS Bonhomme Richard joined the U.S. Navy in 1998. He refers to the universal amphibious assault ship of the class “Wasp” and is equipped with landing deck. The ship has a displacement of 28 thousand tons, length of over 250 meters and width 43 meters. It can carry nearly 1900 Marines, up to 20 aircraft vertical takeoff “Hurrier” and up to 46 helicopters CH-46. The ship is equipped with anti-missile weapons.
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