USS Bonhomme Richard fire extinguished

first_imgAfter four days of firefighting, all known fires have been extinguished aboard US Navy’s Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), Rear Admiral Philip E. Sobeck, Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group Three, said in a statement on July 16. View post tag: US Navy The ship was undergoing maintenance at Naval Base San Diego when a massive fire broke out onboard on July 12. The US Navy has not issued any official statement on the new COVID-19 outbreak in San Diego. “We did not know the origin of the fire. We do not know the extent of the damage. It is too early to make any predictions or promises of what the future of the ship will be.” Categories: View post tag: Naval Base San Diego Related Article “We had 63 personnel, 40 U.S. Navy Sailors and 23 civilians, treated for minor injuries including heat exhaustion and smoke inhalation. We have no personnel hospitalized.” Posted: 9 months ago Vessels View post tag: coronavirus Sailors who participated in firefighting efforts test positive for COVID-19 Photo: US Navy On July 17, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Mike Gilday traveled to San Diego to visit USS Bonhomme Richard and see the ship’s firefighting efforts first-hand. During the visit, CNO also spoke with sailors who fought the fire aboard Bonhomme Richard, and naval aviators who flew missions in support of firefighting efforts.  “We had support from the air and sea. Three helicopter squadrons conducted more than 1,500 water bucket drops, fighting the fire and cooling the super structure and flight deck enabling fire crews to get onboard to fight the fire. Tugs also provided firefighting support from the waterline, cooling the ship’s hull,” Sobeck continued. “Our fire teams are investigating every space to verify the absence of fire. Until every space is checked and there are no active fires we will not be able to commence any official investigations,” Sobeck informed. The two sailors are crew members of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS San Diego (LPD-22). At least two sailors who were extinguishing the blaze onboard USS Bonhomme Richard have tested positive for coronavirus, the US Navy confirmed to The San Diego Union-Tribune on Friday. The infected sailors reportedly shared firefighting gear such as gloves and masks. Posted: 9 months ago US Navy’s amphibious assault ship catches fire in San Diego View post tag: fire Twenty-seven people identified as their close contacts have been quarantined. Sailors from commands all across San Diego worked alongside federal firefighters to extinguish the fire. More than 400 sailors from twelve San Diego-based ships contributed to the operation. View post tag: USS Bonhomme Richard He added that the navy cannot make any conclusions until the investigation is complete. Share this articlelast_img read more

Lebanon raises price of bread amid worsening economic crisis

first_imgBEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s caretaker government has raised the price of subsidized bread and flour for the fourth time in less than a year amid a crippling economic crisis. Economy minister Raoul Nehme said Monday the price of a bag of flatbread would be revisited if the local currency gains strength in the face of the dollar or if the price of wheat worldwide decreases. For now, Nehme said a small bag of flatbread will sell at 1,750 Lebanese pounds (20 cents at black market rate), up from 1,250 pounds (14 cents). The weight of the bag would increase by 50 grams (1.7 ounces.)last_img read more