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Sailor charged with arson attack on USS Bonhomme Richard missile ship

The Jerusalem Post 30 Jul 2021
After taking hundreds of firefighters to combat the blaze, the damage was found was so severe that repairing the 22-year-old ship was simply impractical ... The decision followed doubts voiced at the time of the fire by chief of naval operations Admiral Mike Gilday, who was unsure if it would be cost-efficient to repair the ship.
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US Navy charges sailor with arson in fire that destroyed warship

Straits Times 30 Jul 2021
Cmdr Robertson said the sailor was a member of the ship's crew at the time of the fire, which began on July 12, 2020 ... The ship was decommissioned on April 14 after the Navy determined that repairing it would ultimately be far more expensive than building a replacement.
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San Diego sailor charged in connection with Bonhomme Richard fire

Union Leader 30 Jul 2021
Months after the fire was extinguished, the Navy announced it would send the ship to the scrap heap, saying that to repair and retrofit the 22-year-old vessel was too expensive ... Like the Bonhomme Richard, repairing the Miami was deemed too costly by the Navy and the ship was scrapped.
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U.S. Navy sailor charged in fire aboard USS Bonhomme Richard

Metro USA 30 Jul 2021
Because the ship was undergoing repairs at the time, only about 160 crew members were aboard and major munitions had already been removed from the vessel as a standard safety practice ... Repairs to the Wasp-class ship, named after a Revolutionary War frigate, would have taken years and cost more than $3 billion, according to the Navy.
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Navy charges sailor with setting fire that destroyed U.S. ship

Sandhills Express 30 Jul 2021
Navy officials say they do not believe the sailor, whose name was not released, intended to destroy the ship, but the blaze he set was whipped by high winds into a towering inferno ... The Navy estimated it would cost more than $2.5 billion to repair the ship, so it had the ship decommissioned in April and towed away to be dismantled.
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Navy charges sailor with starting days-long fire that destroyed USS Bonhomme Richard

The Hill 30 Jul 2021
... the amphibious assault ship ... The fire started when the ship sat in port at Naval Base San Diego ... The Navy in November decided to decommission the ship “due to the extensive damage,” which would have cost more than $3 billion and take up to seven years to repair.
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US sailor accused of starting 2020 California Navy ship fire

Urdu Point 30 Jul 2021
Washington, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 30th Jul, 2021 ) .The US Navy on Thursday accused a sailor of causing the dramatic fire that broke out on a military ship off the ... The Navy had planned to repair the ship but it was so damaged it had to be discarded earlier this year.
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San Diego sailor to be charged in connection with Bonhomme Richard fire

The Polk County Standard Journal 30 Jul 2021
That same month, Navy investigators searched the home and property of a sailor based on the ship ... Months after the fire was extinguished, the Navy announced it would send the ship to the scrap heap, saying that to repair and retrofit the 22-year-old vessel was too expensive.
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Japan looking for 350,000 skilled workers in 14 industries

Sun Star 30 Jul 2021
Other sectors that need skilled workers are machine parts and tooling, industrial machinery, electric, electronic, and information, construction, shipbuilding and ship machinery, automobile repair and maintenance, aviation, accommodation, agriculture, fishery and aquaculture. "As of now, the numbers are still far from being met.
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US Navy charges sailor accused of starting the fire that completely destroyed his amphibious assault ship

Business Insider 29 Jul 2021
The fire devastated the amphibious assault ship, leading the Navy to scrap it rather than repair it ... the vessel in such poor condition in the aftermath that the Navy made the decision to decommission and scrap the ship rather than invest time and money in any attempt to repair it.
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Running ‘into the flames’: The disaster aboard the USS Forrestal in 1967 that killed 134 men

Penn Live 29 Jul 2021
Sailors and airmen toiled to save the ship ... From history.com, “A chain reaction of explosions blew holes in the flight deck and had half the large ship on fire at one point ... Navy ship since World War II. Temporary repairs were made to the ship in the Philippines before the Forrestal headed back to Norfolk, Virginia.
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Navy charges USS Bonhomme Richard sailor with setting blaze that destroyed ship

Stars and Stripes 29 Jul 2021
Sailors and firefighters combat a blaze aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard at Naval Base San Diego, July 14, 2020 ... The Navy announced in December that the ship, only 22 years in service, would be scrapped because repair would be too expensive.
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Ever Given docks in Rotterdam

Splash24/7 29 Jul 2021
Once all the containers have been removed the ship will be taken out of service and will undergo a full inspection ahead of likely repairs.
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Alden Graves | Graves Registry: Linda Morgan’s longest night

Brattleboro Reformer 29 Jul 2021
The liner’s sister ship, the slightly smaller Conte di Savoia, began service in 1932 ... The hull was raised in 1945 with the objective of repairs and restoration, but the plans were eventually abandoned and the ship was scrapped in 1950 ... The Stockholm’s bow, reinforced for traveling in icy Scandinavian waters, penetrated 40 feet into the Italian ship.

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