Fire aboard U.S. aircraft carrier USS Nimitz

By Accidents
Fire occurred in the vessel's electrical equipment onboard the aircraft carrier vessel USS Nimitz (CVN 68)  while the carrier on its way in the Indian Ocean within U.S. 7th Fleet's operating region on 7th of June, 2013.

According to the press release the were no injured seamen during the event or the response, and the aircraft carrier and embarked air wing remain operable and in a safe, stable condition.

The vessel's underway firefighting professionals and watchstanders responded to the electrical fire aboard the aircraft carrier, set fire boundaries and extinguished the fire.

The extent of the damage still remains to be defined. An assessment team of investigators, led by Puget Sound Naval Shipyard from Bremerton, Wash., is en route and is further going to evaluate the damages on the aircraft carrier.

The cause of the fire aboard USS Nimitz (CVN 68) vessel is under investigation.

Nimitz is homeported in Naval Station Everett, Wash., and is on a planned deployment to the US fifth and seventh fleet areas of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts.