Fire Aboard US Navy Ship

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

March 4, 2015

Amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (U.S. Navy photo by Mark Andrew Hays)

Amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (U.S. Navy photo by Mark Andrew Hays)

A fire broke out aboard a U.S. Navy amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) at approximately 2 p.m. yesterday while the ship was undergoing maintenance at NASSCO/Earl Industries shipyard in Portsmouth, Va.
 
Sailors aboard the vessel and the Portsmouth, Virginia, Fire and Rescue Department responded, declared the fire out at approximately 5:25 p.m.
 
According to the U.S. Navy, initial reports indicate that the fire began in an unmanned storeroom below the main deck.
 
All personnel were accounted for, the Navy said. One Navy firefighter experienced a minor smoke inhalation injury but quickly returned to duty.
 
The cause of the fire is under investigation.

 

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