2020-07-16

US”quasi-aircraft carrier” burned for 4 days and still smoked

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Helicopter rescues (Reuters)

Overseas.net, July 16th US Navy”Good Man Richard” The amphibious assault ship burned for four days, but the fire has not been extinguished. The military exposed the latest scene of the rescue scene on the 15th.

According to Russia’s news today, the”Good Man Richard” has been on fire since the explosion on July 12, and firefighters have continued to put out fires. In a statement on the 15th, the US Navy said that in order to suppress the spread of the fire, the helicopter has been sprayed with water more than 1500 times, and the larger flames have been extinguished. At present, firefighters are going all out to extinguish the smoldering individual locations of warships.

The US Navy released a video on the 15th. The screen showed that the helicopter was constantly spraying water on the deck, and the fire ship was also The hull was cooled by sprinkling water around, and smoke still appeared from the hull.

(Video screenshot)

A total of 63 people are currently injured and receiving medical treatment, including 40 crew members and 23 civilians. The US Navy stated that despite the fires and explosions, the hull avoided irreparable damage and stated that “the fuel tank is not threatened, the hull is stable and the structure is safe.”

U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Philip Sobek At a news conference on the 14th, the warship was in stable condition and firefighters are expected to put out the fire within the next 24 hours. However, rescue operations are still ongoing. In addition, the cause of the fire has not yet been investigated.

The”Good Man Richard” is a”quasi-aircraft carrier” with a full-load displacement of 40,000 tons, Serviced in 1998, rated crew up to 1200 people, can carry up to 16 F-35B vertical take-off and landing stealth fighters or 22 MV-22 helicopters, and a 1200-person US Marine Corps Amphibious Expeditionary Unit (MEU). The US media said that the fire caused huge losses to the US Navy, and it may take years to repair the ship and put it back into service.

Source:Overseas Network