May 24th, 2012
06:25 PM ET

Massive fire on nuclear powered submarine

Firefighters extinguished a blaze in a nuclear submarine early Thursday at a U.S. Navy shipyard in Maine after battling it for hours, according to a statement released by the shipyard.

Seven people were injured and were treated either on the scene or at "a local medical facility," the statement from the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard read. Among those injured were three firefighters from the shipyard, two ship crew members and two civilian firefighters, who assisted the Navy's fire crew.

The USS Miami's reactor was not operating at any time the fire broke out and remained unaffected and stable throughout, said Capt. Bryant Fuller, commander for the shipyard, which is in Kittery, Maine.

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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. dou44

    Scrap it. Build something useful like a bridge .

    June 23, 2012 at 1:17 am | Reply
  2. Dennis

    Well chaulk up another one for Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. After their last built sub USS Thresher,sank on sea trials kiling everyone, they have not built a single sub. Now,hopefully, they will close the base once and for all, as it is obvious SAFETY is of zero concern to them ..then and now.

    June 4, 2012 at 9:53 am | Reply
    • Dave

      Funny story: a town in Illinois named a pool after the Thresher after it sank. Delightful.

      June 23, 2012 at 3:32 am | Reply

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