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

MMH plans April blood drive

first_imgBatesville, In. — Margaret Mary Health, in conjunction with Hoxworth Blood Center, is hosting a blood drive on April 2 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in a donor bus outside the hospital.All donors must be at least 17 years old and weigh a minimum of 110 pounds. A photo ID is required the day of donation, and donors are strongly encouraged to eat a good meal and drink plenty of water or juice before donating.To schedule your appointment, call (800)830-1091 or click here.last_img

9th American tourist dies in the Dominican Republic

first_imgAnother tropical vacation has ended in tragedy as 55-year-old Joseph Allen of New Jersey becomes the ninth American tourist found dead in the Dominican Republic.Allen’s family told NBC News that he was found unresponsive in his hotel room at the Terra Linda Resort on June 13th while on a trip to celebrate a friend’s birthday.Dominican Republic officials are calling the nine mysterious deaths isolated incidents.However, multiple reports say that tainted alcohol could have played a role in the string of American deaths.Less than two years ago, the Dominican National Police shut down five labs manufacturing alcohol and seized 100 tanks of product that were unsuitable for human consumption.Fox News breaks down the mystery surrounding the deaths of the eight other American tourists which have occurred in less than a year.Allen’s family is reportedly in the process of trying to bring his body back to the U.S. in an attempt to determine his cause of death.They join eight other families currently searching for answers about the loss of their loved ones.last_img read more

Para-swimmer from MP to get prestigious adventure award

first_img SUBSCRIBE TO US Press Trust Of India LIVE TV First Published: 22nd August, 2020 09:42 IST Last Updated: 22nd August, 2020 09:42 IST Para-swimmer From MP To Get Prestigious Adventure Award Internationally acclaimed para- swimmer Satendra Singh Lohiya has been selected for the prestigious Tenzing Norgay Adventure Award-2020, a Madhya Pradesh government official said on Friday FOLLOW UScenter_img Internationally acclaimed para- swimmer Satendra Singh Lohiya has been selected for the prestigious Tenzing Norgay Adventure Award-2020, a Madhya Pradesh government official said on Friday.President Ram Nath Kovind will present this award in New Delhi on August 29, the public relations department official said.”Lohiya, a resident of Gata village of Gwalior district, is the first divyang sportsperson in the country to receive this award. He became the first para-swimmer of Asia, who crossed the 42 km Catalina Channel of America in just 11.34 hours in August last year,” the official added.Image credits: PTI  COMMENT Written By WATCH US LIVElast_img read more

Citywide Garage Sale, annual garden show and WHS prom is slated for this weekend

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (3) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down somewhere · 328 weeks ago what is the prom theme this year? I havnt heard a thing about it. Report Reply 0 replies · active 328 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Pleb · 328 weeks ago This year’s theme is “The Great Gatsby”—I believe. Report Reply 0 replies · active 328 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Larry · 328 weeks ago The after prom parties, 1969 prom. included, but not limited to the drive inn with movies going all night long and VFW to eat when you got hungry. and of course all the unauthorized parties in town and in the county. great times. Report Reply 0 replies · active 328 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — If you are not having a busy weekend in Wellington this weekend, then you may want to get out more.Three big events are occurring on Saturday and stretching into Sunday. There is the Wellington Citywide Garage Sale on Saturday morning. Also from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. there will be the Gardens in Bloom Annual Garden Show and Sale at the Raymond Frye Complex from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.Then in the late afternoon the Wellington High School prom festivities begin.The schedule for the 2014 WHS prom is as follows:5:30 p.m. – The drive in.6 p.m. – Walk in.6:30 p.m. – Dinner7:30 p.m. – Program.8:15 p.m. – Dance.10:45 p.m. – Awards and coronation.The After-prom will start with check-in from 11 p.m. to midnight and will go through the night.In case you are wondering, the forecast calls for partly cloudy and some wind with 90 degree highs. The chance of rain is 20 percent. So at least Mother Nature appears to be behaving herself for the busy days ahead.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more