Valery LEBOVKA, “FACTS”
In the United States of America, intending to increase military assistance to Ukraine, occurred the unfortunate incident at the naval base San Diego: catching fire amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6).
The accident injured at least 18 sailors, reports CNN.
It is reported that after once the fire began to spread throughout the ship, the ship was rocked by several explosions.
According to the representative of the military base at the time of the fire on Board the ship were about 200 sailors and officers. This is much less than if the vehicle was on duty.
What was the cause of the fire is still unknown. Circumstances of incident are established. Now is extinguishing the fire.
USS Bonhomme Richard — amphibious assault ship of the Wasp class. This class size and tonnage second only to supervenom class “Nimitz” and “Gerald Ford” (over 40,000 tons). The main purpose of UDC is the transport and disembarkation of troops, as well as providing him with air support. Bonhomme Richard can carry up to 2 thousand Marines and a mixed air group of 36 helicopters and six fighter-attack aircraft AV-8B “Harrier-2” and the aircraft of the fifth generation F-35B.
Earlier, the “FACTS” he wrote about the fire on the Russian avianese the cruiser “Admiral Kuznetsov” near Murmansk, which injured three people. The damage from incident is estimated at half a billion rubles.