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USS Nimitz Indian Ocean Shipboad Fire Extinguished

June 17, 2013

USS Nimitz: Photo credit Wiki CCL

USS Nimitz: Photo credit Wiki CCL

A fire  aboard aircraft carrier 'USS Nimitz' (CVN 68) in the ship's electrical equipment was quickly extinguished by the ship's underway fire-fighting team.

No Sailors were injured during the event or the response, and the ship and embarked air wing remain operable and in a safe, stable condition.

The ship's underway firefighting team and watchstanders responded to the electrical fire, set fire boundaries and extinguished the fire. 

The extent of the damage remains to be determined. An assessment team, led by Puget Sound Naval Shipyard from Bremerton, Wash., is en route and will further evaluate the damage.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. 

Nimitz is homeported in Naval Station Everett, Wash., and is on a scheduled deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts.

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