Fire on USS Gunston Hall in NASSCO Shipyard

By Vessels

Fire burst on board of the amphibious dock landing ship Gunston Hall. The incident happened on Tuesday afternoon. The flames started at about 2 p.m. At that time the ship was in the process of maintenance works taking place at the NASSCO-Earl Industries Shipyard in Portsmouth

According to first reports disseminated by the Navy, the fire started in a storeroom with no personnel positioned under the main deck. Both the Gunston Hall's in-port emergency fire group and firefighters from Portsmouth reacted to the incident. The fire was made public at about 5:25 p.m. A member of the Navy firefighters declared that he had inhaled a little bit of a smoke but that did not prevent him from carrying his obligations.

The reason for the fire is currently being investigated.