Mariners Rescued from Disabled Barge Off Rhode Island
Three mariners were rescued from a disabled barge off the coast of Point Judith, Rhode Island on Wednesday after their tug sank. The U.S. Coast Guard reports that watchstanders at...
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 initial response and fire. In this second video, Sal examines additional footage of the fire-fighting response and discusses the challenges that fire-fighters faced in battling the blaze.
The fire on board the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) started in a lower deck as the ship was moored at Naval Base San Diego on Sunday, July 12, 2020. The ship activated the base emergency response system and eventually a 3-alarm assignment from the Federal, San Diego, and National City Fire Departments responded, along with fire crews from neighboring ships.
Sal is a naval and maritime historian, former merchant mariner, and 20-year firefighter. He works as a tenured an associate professor of history at Campbell University in Buies Creek, North Carolina. All the opinions expressed are his own.
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