The ship is parked at the San Diego Naval Base, and the cause of the fire and the impact it may have on the ship’s structure are unknown at this time.
UNITED STATES.- The vessel of the Navy from the United States, Bonhomme Richard, burns this Sunday after an explosion was heard, reported in his Twitter account the firefighters of the city of San Diego (California).
The ship is parked at the Naval Base San Diego and, for the moment, the cause of the fire and the impact it may have on the structure of the ship are unknown.
The firefighters received the first call at around 9:00 local time (16:00 GMT) and immediately went to the ship, where they are acting in coordination with federal units.
The fire department of San Diego He posted videos on his Twitter account showing dense gray smoke and red fire trucks, as well as individuals dressed in camouflage military clothing.
There was an explosion with at least one wounded man inside the vessel, also indicated the firemen.
On Twitter, the Navy The US confirmed the fire with a message: « Base and local fire crews are responding to a fire aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), located at the Naval Base of San Diego«
A spokeswoman for the NavyKrishna Jackson told local media that the vessel was in the port of San Diego to undergo some repairs.
In addition, Jackson indicated that the sailors who are assigned to that vessel were not on board when the fire started because they are staying in private facilities or homes in the Navy in San Diego.
The USS Bonhomme Richard is a vessel of amphibious assault that has appeared in several scenes from films such as « Battleship » and « Act of Valor », both released in 2012.
The ship has been used, for example, in the maneuvers that South Korea and the USA carry out annually. .