LCS-1 Catches Fire During Construction in Marinette

Friday, April 27, 2007
A fire damaged the LCS-1 the first Littoral Combat Ship, Freedom, under construction at Marinette Marine Corp. Authorities suspect a welding accident triggered the fire. According to reports, a Marinette Fire said the fire started in a berthing area where workers were using welding and grinding equipment. It took about an hour to extinguish.

Fire officials did not immediately release an estimate of the damage. No injuries were reported. The Freedom is expected to be the Navy's first littoral combat ship for use close to shore. Workers were finishing the 377-ft. vessel as it floated in the Menominee River. It was about 80 percent done at the time of the fire and due to be delivered next year. The company's senior vice president for Washington, D.C., operations, said the shipyard and the Navy would investigate the fire. Fire officials are conducting an investigation as well. Freedom's price tag, $350 million and counting, has sparked controversy and led the Navy to terminate a contract for a second ship that was to have been assembled in Louisiana, reports indicate. Source: AP

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter May 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Navy

Guinean Sailors Arrested after Clash with Sierra Leone Navy

Sierra Leone was holding 11 Guineans including military personnel in custody on Wednesday following a confrontation at sea involving the two West African neighbours' navies,

Fleet Week Underway in New York

Parade of ships signals start of Fleet Week New York 2016   Now in its 28th year, New York Fleet Week has commenced, with ships from the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast

Davie Begins First Resolve-Class AOR Conversion

Davie Shipbuilding has cut first steel for the Resolve Class Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment vessel.   The project consists of converting a containership into an

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Navigation Pipelines Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Electronics Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0628 sec (16 req/sec)