US Ship at Croatian Shipyard Catches Fire

(RIJEKA, Croatia) — A  U.S. ship caught fire while undergoing maintenance at a Croatian shipyard on Saturday.

According to the U.S. Navy, the U.S.S Mount Whitney was being worked on at the Viktor Lenac Shipyard since January. That work was intended to extend the service life of the ship through 2039. The fire, the Navy says, was extinguished in under an hour and no one was injured.

The cause of the blaze and the extent of the damage to the ship remains under investigation.

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