US Navy Ship Catches Fire in Croatian Shipyard

A fire broke out on board USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) while the ship was in Viktor Lenac Shipyard, Rijeka, Croatia. 

There were no personnel injuries in the fire which broke out on July 31, and was extinguished within 45 minutes by ship’s force and shipyard fire brigade personnel.

The cause of fire and extent of damage are under investigation.

Mount Whitney has been in Viktor Lenac Shipyard since January 2015, undergoing a scheduled maintenance overhaul designed to extend the service life of the ship to 2039.