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Fire Aboard USS Mount Whitney; No Injuries

August 1, 2015 at 6:51 PM UTC
Summary:

RIJEKA, Croatia - On the evening of 31 July, there was a fire onboard USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) in Viktor Lenac Shipyard (Rijeka, Croatia) that 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. There were no personnel injuries. 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.

RIJEKA, Croatia - On the evening of 31 July, there was a fire onboard USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) in Viktor Lenac Shipyard (Rijeka, Croatia) that 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. There were no personnel injuries. 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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