October 25, 2020

Fire on Navy Cruiser Antietam Injures 13 in Philippine Sea

More than a dozen crew members on a Navy ship operating in the Pacific were injured last week when a fire broke out on their vessel.

The guided-missile cruiser Antietam suffered a small fire in an engineering space on Sept. 24, Cmdr. Reann Mommsen, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Seventh Fleet, said. The ship was in the Philippine Sea at the time, she said.

“During the response, 13 crew members experienced minor injuries, were treated by the ship’s medical team, and returned to duty,” Mommsen added. “An investigation into the cause of the fire is underway.”

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