By U.S. Naval Forces Central Command public affairs
MANAMA, Bahrain (NNS) -- A Sailor assigned to USS Gladiator (MCM 11) died Sept. 27, of a non-hostile fire related injury while the ship was in port at Naval Support Activity Bahrain.
The ship's personnel immediately responded to the scene and the Sailor was transported to a nearby hospital where the service member was pronounced dead at approximately 5:20 a.m., local time.
The Navy is investigating the circumstances of the death. In accordance with Department of Defense policy, the identity of the Sailor will be released 24 hours following notification of family members.
USS Gladiator is an Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship forward deployed to Bahrain.