Fire breaks out aboard US Navy ship in Bahrain

US Navy mine countermeasures ship USS Devastator (MCM 6) experienced a fire aboard while it was pierside at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain on March 14.

The navy said there were no personnel injuries, adding that the extent of the damage is being assessed.

Sailors aboard Devastator, USS Sentry (MCM 3), USS Gladiator (MCM 11), USS Dextrous (MCM 13), and USS Whirlwind (PC 11), as well as the NSA Bahrain Fire Department, responded to the fire.

The ship declared the fire out at approximately 9 p.m. local, and Sailors continued to cool hot spots to prevent a reflash.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Devastator is one of 21 forward-deployed ships to the US 5th Fleet whose area of operations encompasses about 2.5 million square miles of water area and includes the Arabian Gulf, Gulf of Oman, Red Sea and parts of the Indian Ocean.

Photo: US Navy photo of USS Devastator

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