Skip to comments.Man torches $400 million nuke sub (twice!)Navy's budget struggles for air
Posted on 08/08/2013 7:49:16 AM PDT by Innovative
Casey James Fury simply didn't want to be at work, and in the process cost the Navy nearly a half-billion dollars and one attack submarine.
Fury admitted to setting fire to the USS Miami, a nuclear sub, in May 2012 while it was in dry dock.
Fury also admitted to starting a second fire at the dry dock three weeks later, according to federal court documents.
In both cases, he told investigators that he started the fires because he was having extreme anxiety and was trying to get out of work, according to federal documents.
On Tuesday, the Navy announced that despite the demand for attack submarines being "as strong as ever," the Miami is being inactivated. The reason: Under sequestration, the federal government's forced budget cuts, the Navy simply can't afford to make the repairs.
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He got his “out of work” wish.
What’s mind-boggling is the 17-year sentence. He should have gotten life without parole.
He got his out of work wish.
Maybe he can use the same method to get out of prison.
Once they figure out he was the victim they’ll probably overturn it. After all, he was having anxiety issues. Probably over some underlying self esteem problems or maybe his girl/boyfriend was mad at him. Whatever, it wasn’t REALLY his fault. He didn’t do that. No. Somebody else did that.
I guess they will take his security clearance away then.
Should been shot.
He admitted setting fires on a Navy Ship,
so the Hasan Brigade of the USN gave him
MATCHES and said,
“Come on down, and do it again.”
I’d prefer life without parole, to be served at hard labor. Karma is a bitch....
Unless they still have yardarms?
China or Russia would pay millions of dollars, spend years of time, occupy entire offices and countless agents of their secret services to have the opportunity to sabotage a US nuclear sub.
And here an American does it because he was “anxious about work”
islamist facilitator, as are most criminals.
How about keelhauling under an aircraft carrier?
Is mister Fury a union man? If so how is getting out of work a problem?
He is a traitor in a time of war. shoot him out of a torpedo bay.
How about welding a post on the bow of another sub, tie him to it, and going on a full speed ahead cruse. Diving just enough to think he’s going down, then resurfacing. After a few days of this, load him in a torpedo tube and press the button. How about that? On live TV too. Hassen can ride along too just sewn in a pig carcass. After Hassen gets air dropped on Mecca from 30,000 feet
He should have been executed.
“...Fury also admitted to starting a second fire at the dry dock three weeks later...”
How did he have access to the dock three weeks after torching the Miami? He should have been arrested three weeks earlier and thrown in prison. Someone dropped the ball on that one.
” Under sequestration, the federal government’s forced budget cuts, the Navy simply can’t afford to make the repairs.”
Bull. Under sequestration, there are no budget cuts. Just a reduction in the annual rate of growth.
Ping to #19.
This guy should be in prison until he can pay for it
He couldn’t just use a couple of sick days?
IIRC, at the time they still believed it was accidental.
I’m not sure why this is a news story unless it’s just the “inactivation” announcement. The Miami wasn’t being re-fueled, just painted and otherwise maintained. It’s a little long in the tooth anyway and is/was on its last reactor core. The Navy ran the numbers quite some time ago and decided they’d rather put the money into a new hull with a fresh, lifetime, core than repair it for a limited cycle. After all it’s an LA class and many of them have been parked already. The Cincinnati is being chopped at Bremerton at this moment.
I thot it was a nice touch that the firebug punk, Nervous Norvis, got the 400 million $ restitution order. That’ll probly motivate him to write a book now that he’s got time on his hands.
Just curious. How did he manage to burn the sub?
Okay, I found it. He set fire to a pile of rags the first time.
The second fire was set “in an area under the sub.” Maybe wood cribbing?
I know nothing about drydocking subs, but don’t they have fire detection and fighting equipment?
The USS Miami has a nominal 30 year life - and a mid-point refueling. IIRC - the sub has(had) about 10 years left of operational service.
Consider the USS San Francisco - another LA class sub that impacted an undersea mountain and damaged the nose. Because she still had lots of life left...they took another LA class sub being decommed (USS Honolulu) ...and transplanted the nose from her to the San Fran.
Now ...the USS San Fransisco has been designated to be converted to a Moored Training Ship - to be used for training new enlisted and officers as a part of the Navy Nuclear Propulsion Training pipeline, and will replace an old MTS (either ex-626 or ex-635 - nearly 50 year old boomers that were converted to MTS use.)
Seems to me that a way of keeping the Miami operational would be to do the same...take a decomm LA class sub and move the complete Ops compartment/forward onto the Miami - which still has a good reactor compartment and engine room and 10 years of core life.
For comparison - a new Virginia Class Sub costs about $2.5 Billion ...or $833 Million per 10 years of use. If the Miami could be restored to operational for less than $400 Million ....it would be a bargain!
Since the 688 subs were fairly ‘cookie cutter’ fab - it would be far easier to transplant a new forward section than the previously planned ‘gut and restore’.
OTOH - anther good choice might be to designate the Miami as a Moored Training Ship...since they gut the ops compartment to put in additional ‘stuff’ to support ‘prototype-type’ operations!
Casey James Fury... admitted to setting fire to the USS Miami, a nuclear sub, in May 2012 while it was in dry dock... also admitted to starting a second fire at the dry dock three weeks later... told investigators that he started the fires because he was having extreme anxiety and was trying to get out of work...He should receive a permanent furlough via execution.
Maybe 17 years in the brig of a nuclear submarine?
I’m sure they would treat him well and let him on deck
once in a while....submerged.