U.S. Navy Minesweeper Damaged After Fire Breaks Out

The mine sweeper USS Devastator. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Corbin J. Shea.)

Task & Purpose: Navy minesweeper damaged after fire breaks out while docked in Bahrain

No sailors were injured when a fire broke out aboard the minesweeper USS Devastator on Thursday, according to 5th Fleet.

The ship was docked at Naval Support Activity Bahrain when the fire broke out about 8 p.m. local time, a 5th Fleet news release says. Sailors from four other ships and the base fire department were able to extinguish the blaze within an hour.

While the extent of the damage caused by the fire is still being determined, the Devastator is able to float on its own, the vessel did not take on any water, and its hull has not been compromised, 5th Fleet spokeswoman Lt. Chloe Morgan told Task & Purpose on Saturday.

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Update: Sailors extinguish USS Devastator fire in Bahrain (Stars and Stripes)

WNU Editor: No details on the damage, but no one was injured, and the hull was not compromised.

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