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Man admits he set fires on the USS Miami to leave work early
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | 24 July 2012 | MEENA HART DUERSON

Posted on 07/24/2012 8:30:07 PM PDT by moonshot925

A civilian working aboard a nuclear submarine drydocked at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Maine admits to starting two fires causing $400 million in damage.

Maybe he should have just called in sick?

A man who set two fires to a nuclear-powered submarine, causing $400 million in damage, admitted he did it because he wanted to leave work early.

Casey James Fury, 24, was working aboard the USS Miami in Kittery, Maine as a civilian painter and sandblaster when he purposefully set two fires this summer, according to a criminal complaint filed in the United States District Court in Maine.

Fury, who initially denied involvement in either incident, finally told investigators he was responsible for both fires after submitting to a polygraph test, and blamed his anxiety and a conversation with his ex-girlfriend for making him snap.

The first fire was set on May 23 around 5:30 p.m. while the submarine was in dry dock at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. The blaze raged for 12 hours until firefighters were able to put it out, and the Navy estimated it caused $400 million dollars in damage.

Less than a month later, on June 16, another fire started in the dry dock crade of the submarine. This time the flames were quickly extinguished and “little or no damage” was caused, according to the complaint.

Fury gave two sworn statements that he had simply been a witness to both fires, but when interviewed by investigators again on July 18, he admitted having set the June 16 fire.

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: fire; miami; navy; ssn755; submarine; ussmiami
This guy was nearly able to destroy one of our LA class attack boats.

The nature of the shipyard makes for an environment where rags pile up and brown butcher paper is used as a ubiquitous covering for a variety of things. Then there is the insulation that covers the entire inside of the hull. Stage an adrift can of glue, solvent or paint here and there and it's a recipe for diaster.

1 posted on 07/24/2012 8:30:17 PM PDT by moonshot925
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To: moonshot925

Another rocket scientist makes his contribution.


2 posted on 07/24/2012 8:38:40 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: moonshot925
Short rope, tall tree.

/johnny

3 posted on 07/24/2012 8:39:34 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: moonshot925

I volunteer my services to set fire on this POS..


4 posted on 07/24/2012 8:45:49 PM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Reason for the death penalty I would say.


5 posted on 07/24/2012 8:45:56 PM PDT by tsowellfan (It hurts to walk)
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To: Steely Tom
Another rocket scientist makes his contribution.

Apparently the hull hath no Fury like a worker stressed.

6 posted on 07/24/2012 8:47:27 PM PDT by Ahithophel (Communication is an art form susceptible to sudden technical failure)
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To: tsowellfan
The $400M in damage respresents the life's work of many people. In my eyes, it's the same as murder. Mass murder.

/johnny

7 posted on 07/24/2012 8:49:21 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Maine


Morons...Portsmith is in New Hampshire.


8 posted on 07/24/2012 8:53:14 PM PDT by warsaw44
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Portsmouth Naval Shipyard is in Kittery, Maine.

Right across the Piscataqua River is Portsmouth, New Hampshire.


9 posted on 07/24/2012 9:00:15 PM PDT by moonshot925
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To: moonshot925

Obviously a democrat...


10 posted on 07/24/2012 9:02:18 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: warsaw44

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard located in Kittery on the southern boundary of Maine near the city of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. It is a bit confusing.
11 posted on 07/24/2012 9:07:00 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: moonshot925

Screw your plan. Keelhaul the prick. He will be an example of your planners.


12 posted on 07/24/2012 9:09:58 PM PDT by healy61
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To: moonshot925
Pics of the perp.


13 posted on 07/24/2012 9:11:04 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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well, I stand corrected.

In all the years I lived in Maine I never heard of the Portsmouth yard called Maine and all the New Hampshire folks I knew referred to it as being in New Hampshire.

14 posted on 07/24/2012 9:12:30 PM PDT by warsaw44
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The perp. Casey James Fury.


15 posted on 07/24/2012 9:12:56 PM PDT by moonshot925
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This guy was nearly able to destroy one of our LA class attack boats.

And do not for a minute think that his actions have not been noticed and are being studied and analyzed around the world.

16 posted on 07/24/2012 9:17:52 PM PDT by atomic_dog
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To: moonshot925

I hope he gets at least 10 years for his efforts. Madoff bilked his clients of $18b and got 150 years.


17 posted on 07/24/2012 9:26:43 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: warsaw44

The shipyard is actually located in Kittery Maine.


18 posted on 07/25/2012 2:40:30 AM PDT by castlegreyskull
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To: Zhang Fei

It is possible for him to face life in prison. According to the Criminal Complaint published by the NCIS, he did all this for some ex-girlfriend he was texting. He starting developing some un-controllable anxiety while standing the safety watch and didnt like her responses. Apparently she started seeing some other guy, and he was trying to convince her that he was more than a friend. He wanted to get out of work. Since he was a unionized tradesman he wanted to still get paid, so I guess one way to do it, is if there was no actual work in the yard. With his twisted logic, a fire would accoplish this. He actually did it twice. He might of got away with the USS MIAMI fire if he didn’t start the second one.


19 posted on 07/25/2012 2:46:00 AM PDT by castlegreyskull
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To: moonshot925

$400 million in damage? He must have burned up a few pallets of hammers...


20 posted on 07/25/2012 2:53:23 AM PDT by sargon (I don't like the sound of these "boncentration bamps")
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Girlfriend??? My GAYDAR is going bonkers.


21 posted on 07/25/2012 3:31:18 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: moonshot925
Fury, who initially denied involvement in either incident, finally told investigators he was responsible for both fires after submitting to a polygraph test, and blamed his anxiety and a conversation with his ex-girlfriend for making him snap.

"Jeez Casey, whenever you don't get your way with something, you try to kill it with fire!"


22 posted on 07/25/2012 5:24:59 AM PDT by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: moonshot925

To describe this guy as an imbecile is hardly sufficient. The mind reels at the depth of stupidity he represents.


23 posted on 07/25/2012 6:44:31 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: moonshot925; All
Navy investigators say he takes medications for anxiety and depression.

How the hell was he allowed be around a nuke sub?

24 posted on 07/25/2012 8:28:17 AM PDT by QT3.14 (We live in an era with Smart Phones and Dumb People)
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