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    Carrier fire in San Deigo

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/12/u...san-diego.html

    The Bonhomme Richard is getting toasted, no loss of life reported, but some injuries.
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    Firefighters are "going defensive" and pulling out.
    Looks like this may be a total loss.
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    Quote Originally Posted by na grohmiti View Post
    Firefighters are "going defensive" and pulling out.
    Looks like this may be a total loss.
    Where you seeing that from?

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    Fire has spread to the stern now, she's going to be in a hell of a state after this.

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    shouldnt they be getting the ship on the opposite side of the pier towed away?

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    Pier being evacuated of Fire personnel apparently the seat is below the waterline

    https://twitter.com/skywatcherintel/...404717568?s=21

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoneToTheCanner View Post
    shouldnt they be getting the ship on the opposite side of the pier towed away?
    Ships dont usually burn from the outside in. The alongside ships are in little danger really. The real risk is heat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by na grohmiti View Post
    Ships dont usually burn from the outside in. The alongside ships are in little danger really. The real risk is heat.
    Yeah, some suggestions the Burke alongside the other side is taking heat/smoke damage, some reports that towing is being considered.

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    Yeah the smoke will make shit of the paintwork and the USN are fond of High Volume AC on the Burkes so it's probably sucki g all the smoke in.
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    Yeah the Burkes have moved out, seems the fire is to be let burn itself out?

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    Let me guess , the fire started in the galley , that's were all our fire drills were located .
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    Being reported this morning as a structural loss, fire begun on the vehicle deck during maintenance.
    Her mast has collapsed overnight, the Bridge is engulfed, her CIWS platform has collapsed and she has taken on a 33deg starboard list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by na grohmiti View Post
    Being reported this morning as a structural loss, fire begun on the vehicle deck during maintenance.
    Her mast has collapsed overnight, the Bridge is engulfed, her CIWS platform has collapsed and she has taken on a 33deg starboard list.

    Forbes are suggesting the fire is caused by lax safety during maintenance. Did someone forget a hot work permit?
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    Has happened

    Happened to Aisling in 1986, chippies store below the Gun deck went up
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    You'd be surprised the amount of locations that where under renovation, which cought fire due to something as simple as leaving a heater on (you know the ones that say "Do Not Cover") ether covered with wet clothes to dry, or extremely close to combustible materials, overnight or over the weekend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trellheim View Post
    Surprising that Bonhomme Richard is actually shown in that photo.
    I see some lamenting that the USN will lose a vital F35 capable asset, but it isn't like they are short of flat tops compared to the rest of the world, are they?
    Let it burn down to the waterline, tow it out to a safe place, what happens happens. Nobody has died, so far.
    I also don't like the reporting of the injured suffering "smoke inhalation", as if they just got the whiff of smoke. Smoke inhalation is when the smoke, (actually burning gasses) burns the lining of the airway and lungs, causing swelling of these passages, and restricting breathing. It is the number 1 cause of death related to fires. The more accurate term is "internal burns". Those who suffer will become more exposed to other airborne infections. I hope they make a fast recovery and that Covid19 is under control in whatever San Diego hospital they are sent to.
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    The USS Bonhomme Richard was just coming to the end of a $250m refit.

    If she stays afloat then she will be next years Sinkex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EUFighter View Post
    The USS Bonhomme Richard was just coming to the end of a $250m refit.

    If she stays afloat then she will be next years Sinkex.
    Given she's got a million gallons of oil onboard the harbour better hope she stays afloat, though I imagine she might be kept for some time for a "lessons learned" exercise before a Sinkex, no way she'll ever sail again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trellheim View Post
    It's also the ship in question on the pier in the Google image , would the ship always use the same pier whenever in San Diego ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Laners View Post
    It's also the ship in question on the pier in the Google image , would the ship always use the same pier whenever in San Diego ?
    Map data says ©2020 so the Image might have been taken recently.
    I believe a number of mapping companies have taken the opportunity of reduced commercial airline traffic during COVID-19 to update their Mapping Images.
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    It looks like they finally have the fire under control, there does not seem to be as much damage to the island as was being reported. Still time will tell if she can be saved. In the mean time I am sure the USN will be looking at re-activating some of its reserve fleet of Tarawa class vessels.

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