US Navy Aircraft Carrier Abraham Lincoln Suffers Electrical Fire While In Port

According to the service, sailors of the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln successfully extinguished an electrical fire that broke out on the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) close to 2 p.m. on 28 June.

The ship’s nonessential personnel were safely evacuated from the vessel, and no one suffered injuries during this event, Cmdr. Zach Harrell, a spokesman associated with Naval Air Forces, informed Defense News.

Aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln
Aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln. Image Credit:

Per a statement from Harrell, the in-port emergency team on the aircraft carrier responded to an electrical fire that broke out in the compartment of the forward emergency diesel generator.

He added that the fire was extinguished within 10 minutes.

Harrell observed that zero foul play is suspected. An assessment is underway to see the extent of the damage done to the vessel.

The ship was undertaking its planned maintenance, otherwise called a planned incremental availability, while it was on the pier side at the Naval Air Station in North Island when the fire broke out, per Harrell.

References: stdaily, CGTN

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