Nine sailors have been hurt as a result of a fire that started on the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier.
According to a Navy official from the 3rd Fleet, the fire broke out on Tuesday morning, and those reportedly hurt received minor injuries and were treated on board the ship.
The spokesperson continued by saying that the crew’s fire-fighting efforts helped to immediately locate and put out the fire.
The USS Abraham Lincoln, a ship in the Navy’s 3rd Fleet located in San Diego, was engaged in routine operations about 30 miles off Southern California’s coast when the incident took place, according to the Navy.
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Investigations continue to determine the fire’s origin. Additionally, the USS Abraham Lincoln will keep working in the area.
The fifth Nimitz-class aircraft carrier in the US Navy is the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72). She is the second Navy ship to bear President Abraham Lincoln’s name. She is a ship in the US Pacific Fleet and has NAS North Island in San Diego, California as her home port.
She is operationally the flagship of Carrier Strike Group 3 and the home of Carrier Air Wing Nine, and administratively she reports to Commander, Naval Air Forces Pacific. On May 12, 2017, she was welcomed back into the fleet after a successful refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) at Newport News Shipyard. USS Abraham Lincoln, the flagship for Carrier Strike Group 12 and Carrier Air Wing Seven assigned to her, deployed to the Middle East on April 1, 2019.