Statement from the Chief of Naval Operations on fire aboard USS Bonhomme Richard

12 July 2020
Statement from the Chief of Naval Operation on the fire aboard USS Bonhomme Richard

Today, we suffered a terrible tragedy aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) when a fire broke out aboard the ship while in port San Diego. At this point, 17 Sailors and four civilians are being treated for non-life threatening injuries at a local hospital.

The remainder of the crew is accounted for.  We are grateful for the quick and immediate response of local, base, and shipboard firefighters aboard USS Bonhomme Richard. Our thoughts and prayers are with our BHR Sailors, their families, and our emergency responders who continue to fight the fire. Godspeed.

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