Luckily there were no casualties
After the fire is put out do you think the ship can be repairable or the Navy have to scrap it altogether and build a new one?The Island is trashed. Melted. Seahawks are flying over dumping water regularly. At this point it looks like they are focusing on keeping her hull intact more than salvage.the water is mostly to keep the hull cool. The fire is described as a class A. That means paper, fabric and non toxic materials. This doesn’t make it any better though. Remember on 9/11 that was primarily a class A fire to. The heat was enough to weaken steel structures.
Early reports were from the Section used to Store Marine equipment. Though no confirmation yet. To early.Do they know what was the source of the fire?
It’s been over 20 hours now the bridge collapsed. And fire was last I heard still being battled they pulled in crew members from other ships. My bet is she’s a write off.After the fire is put out do you think the ship can be repairable or the Navy have to scrap it altogether and build a new one?
I think smoke inhalation was probably the cause of hospitalization. Burns take longer to treat.That was yesterday.
About 30 hours in.
400 Salors are fighting the Fire.
The Area where the fire started the Lower Vehicle storage was filled with combustible materials, boxes, Dry wall, rags and the like. No welding was happening there but clearly something did.
The Navy doesn’t intend to let it but to the waterline as there is fuel aboard. About a million gallons of Aviation fuel. No reports of the fire in the engineering spaces. Seems isolated to the upper decks.
The fire is producing a thousand degrees of F Heat which destroyed the superstructure.
Debris in spaces has hampered fighting. The Automated Halon fire suppression system was disabled as part of the refit when this started.
Only 5 Salors still in the hospital the rest released.