Fire Blazes Aboard USS Miami Nuclear Sub

The USS Miami nuclear submarine (SSN 755) caught on fire on Wednesday night, around 6.p.m. while docked at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Maine, where it arrived in March for a major overhaul.

Fortunately, the fire did not compromise the Los Angeles class submarine’s nuclear reactor, avoiding a big catastrophe, Reuters writes citing the Shipyard’s spokeswoman Tami Remick.

Accordingly, the fire broke out on the “forward compartment” nevertheless, the cause of the fire is yet to be established.

The sub’s crew was evacuated immediately without sustaining injuries and firefighters came to the spot in order to put it under control, in which process four of them have been injured.


Naval Today Staff , May 24, 2012