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Tuesday, April 25, 2023

US Navy Urged to Improve Fire Safety Measures and Training Evaluations

The U.S. Government Accountability Offshore (GAO) has called on the U.S. Navy to enhance its fire safety information sharing and evaluation of fire safety

April 25, 2023
Total Views: 1471

Sunday, October 9, 2022
US Navy Seaman Ryan Mays

Here’s Why The US Navy Could Not Prove A Teenager Destroyed It’s Mighty Warship

by Megan Rose (ProPublica) A military judge found Seaman Recruit Ryan Mays not guilty on Friday of setting fire to a $1.2 billion Navy ship. Mays, 21, had

October 9, 2022
Total Views: 6499

Monday, October 3, 2022

USS Bonhomme Richard Fire – Was it Arson Or Widespread Safety Failures?

by Megan Rose (ProPublica) On the morning of July 12, 2020, the first orange flickers of destruction took hold in the bowels of the hulking USS Bonhomme

October 3, 2022
Total Views: 3326

Friday, September 30, 2022

Navy Sailor Found Not Guilty of Starting USS Bonhomme Richard Fire

Sept 30 (Reuters) – A U.S. Navy sailor was found not guilty on Friday of starting a fire that destroyed the amphibious assault ship Bonhomme Richard

September 30, 2022
Total Views: 4946

Monday, September 12, 2022

US Navy Blocks Court Records In Ship Arson Case

by Megan Rose (ProPublica) Despite a 2016 law requiring more transparency of court-martials, the U.S. Navy is refusing to release nearly all court documents in

September 12, 2022
Total Views: 4627

Monday, July 18, 2022

U.S. Navy Hands Down Punishments Over Bonhomme Richard Fire

The U.S. Navy has announced a series of accountability actions in response to the 2020 fire on board the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) in San Diego. The

July 18, 2022
Total Views: 14639

Monday, May 9, 2022

US Navy Stonewalls Congress In Working Ship Reports

The US Navy has used a trail of misinformation to stonewall Congress and divert funding from working ships to naval aviation and expensive/sexy warships like

May 9, 2022
Total Views: 14549

Friday, May 6, 2022

Maritime Historian Slams US Navy Over Bonhomme Richard Fire Report

In this episode, maritime historian Sal Mercogliano explores the timeline and issues behind the July 12, 2020 fire onboard USS Bonhomme Richard in San Diego,

May 6, 2022
Total Views: 9968

Friday, October 29, 2021

Fire, Fire, Fire: How Navy Failures Destroyed the Bonhomme Richard

By CW4 Michael Carr, US Army Watercraft Master (Retired) “A guy with a flag simulates a flame, and a nozzleman says…I am squirting you with

October 29, 2021
Total Views: 19129

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Bonhomme Richard Fire: Series of Failures Led to Ship’s Destruction -Navy

“The loss of this ship was completely preventable,” said Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Bill Lescher, emphasizing the Navy’s commitment to making

October 20, 2021
Total Views: 5215

Friday, July 30, 2021

Navy Sailor Charged for Starting Fire on USS Bonhomme Richard

By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES, July 29 (Reuters) – A U.S. Navy sailor was charged on Thursday with starting a fire last year that burned for four days on

July 30, 2021
Total Views: 10123

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Dear Admiral Kitchener: San Diego Urgently Needs A Fireboat

It has been well over 200 years since the first fireboat proved her effectiveness, but when one of the US Navy's largest ships caught fire in the Navy's most

July 27, 2021
Total Views: 4858

Wednesday, July 14, 2021
U.S. Navy Admirals Change of Command

New Senate Report Says US Navy Puts Toxic Culture Over Seamanship

“China could never have dreamt up a way to do this much damage to the U.S. Navy,” U.S. Navy Pacific Command Staff by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) A

July 14, 2021
Total Views: 11442

Friday, April 16, 2021
bonhomme richard decommissioning

U.S. Navy Decommissions USS Bonhomme Richard After Fire

The U.S. Navy held a decommissioning ceremony for the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) at Naval Base San Diego on Wednesday after last

April 16, 2021
Total Views: 4127

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Year In Review – Top Maritime Stories of 2020

What a year! With 2020 coming to a close, we’re taking a look back at the maritime stories that continued to make headlines all year long. IMO 2020 The

December 29, 2020
Total Views: 14460

Monday, November 30, 2020

Navy to Scrap USS Bonhomme Richard After Fire

The U.S. Navy has decided to scrap the amphibious landing dock USS Bonhomme Richard due to extensive damage from last July’s fire at Naval Base San

November 30, 2020
Total Views: 9665

Thursday, August 27, 2020

U.S. Navy Sailor Under Investigation for Arson in Bonhomme Richard Fire, Official Says

WASHINGTON, Aug 26 (Reuters) – A United States Navy sailor is under investigation for possible arson aboard a warship that caught fire last month and

August 27, 2020
Total Views: 526

Friday, July 24, 2020
Maritime News

Watch: Naval Historian Updates on USS Bonhomme Richard Fire Response

Dr. Sal Mercogliano provides an update on the USS Bonhomme Richard fire at Naval Base San Diego. The video is a follow-on to his first video covering the

July 24, 2020
Total Views: 176

Thursday, July 23, 2020
Maritime News

NASSCO Awarded $10 Million Contract for Bonhomme Richard Clean-Up

The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded a $10 million contract modification to General Dynamics NASSCO for the clean-up and dewatering of the USS Bonhomme

July 23, 2020
Total Views: 83

Thursday, July 16, 2020
Maritime News

Firefighters Put Out Flames Aboard USS Bonhomme Richard; Vessel’s Future Unknown

By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES, July 16 (Reuters) – Crews have extinguished all known fires aboard a U.S. Navy warship that burned for four days at its

July 16, 2020
Total Views: 56