Fire Aboard USS Mount Whitney; No Injuries


Story Number: NNS150801-02Release Date: 8/1/2015 3:13:00 PM
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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.

For more news from Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet, visit www.navy.mil/local/naveur/.

 
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The U.S. 6th Fleet command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC20) is tugged in to the staging area to begin the dry dock process in the Viktor Lenac Shipyard in Rijeka, Croatia.
150119-N-VY489-116 RIJEKA, Croatia (Jan. 19, 2015) The U.S. 6th Fleet command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC20) is tugged in to the staging area to begin the dry dock process in the Viktor Lenac Shipyard in Rijeka, Croatia. Mount Whitney is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mike Wright/Released)
January 20, 2015
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