Federal Fire Department San Diego and U.S. Navy Sailors continue to fight the fire to save the ship, USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). HSC-3 has conducted more than 1,200 helicopter water bucket drops, which is cooling the super structure and flight deck enabling fire crews to get onboard internally to fight the fire. Tugs are also providing firefighting support from the waterline.
Fire teams consisting of Federal Fire San Diego and U.S. Navy Sailors have been fighting the fire aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). The fire teams consist of more than 400 Sailors from 16 San Diego-based ships.