USS Hue City Catches Fire, No Injuries

USS HUE CITY (CG 66) DURING A TRANSIT OF THE SUEZ CANAL.
USS HUE CITY (CG 66) DURING A TRANSIT OF THE SUEZ CANAL.

A fire broke out aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66) late Monday, April 14 as the ship was transiting the Atlantic, the U.S. Navy informed.

 
There were no injuries as a result of the fire, and the ship continues to operate under her own power. The extent of the damage is being assessed, and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

According to U.S. Fleet Forces, the ship is expected to return to her home port of Mayport, Fla on Friday.

Hue City departed Mayport, Fla. on Friday, April 11, for deployment to the U.S. 6th Fleet Area of Responsibility.

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Press Release, April 16, 2014, Image: US Navy

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