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Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Fire Aboard USS Mount Whitney; No Injuries



From U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet Public Affairs

RIJEKA, Croatia (NNS) -- A fire broke out on board USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) while the ship was in Viktor Lenac Shipyard (Rijeka, Croatia) July 31, 2015.

There were no personnel injuries in the fire, which was extinguished within 45 minutes by ship's force and shipyard fire brigade personnel.

The cause of fire and extent of damage are under investigation.

Mount Whitney has been in Viktor Lenac Shipyard since January 2015 undergoing a scheduled maintenance overhaul designed to extend the service life of the ship to 2039.

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