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  • Navy Provides Updated Cost Estimate For USS Miami Repair

    08/22/2012 4:20:57 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 5 replies
    NAVY ^ | 22 August 2012 | Naval Sea Systems Command Public Affairs
    WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy's revised cost estimate to restore USS Miami (SSN 755) is approximately $450 million, with an estimated date of completion for the repairs of April 30, 2015 officials announced Aug. 22. The estimate includes 10 percent variability due to the unique nature of the repair and the cost impacts of shifting the planned maintenance availabilities of other ships and submarines. Navy is committed to delivering the submarine back to the fleet with no operational limitations. Once returned to service, Miami will serve for an additional 10 years with five planned full-length deployments, ready to respond to...
  • Navy to repair nuclear-powered sub badly damaged by fire in dry dock in Maine

    08/19/2012 11:14:52 AM PDT · by moonshot925 · 14 replies
    Washington Post/Associated Press ^ | 19 August 2012 | Staff
    PORTLAND, Maine — The U.S. Navy intends to repair a nuclear-powered attack submarine that was severely damaged by a fire while in dry dock and then return it to the fleet, Navy officials Friday. While engineering assessments are ongoing, the Navy has decided to repair the USS Miami and is committed to doing so, Navy spokeswoman Lt. Courtney Hillson told The Associated Press. “Our goal is to return the Miami to the fleet because this makes sense operationally and fiscally,” Hillson said. There had been lingering questions over whether it would make financial sense to repair the 22-year-old submarine, which...
  • Suspect in $400M sub blaze appears in court

    07/24/2012 2:26:30 PM PDT · by GATOR NAVY · 56 replies
    Seacoastonline.com ^ | 23 Jul 12 | Charles McMahon
    PORTLAND, Maine — A civilian employee of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard arrested in connection with the May 23 blaze that caused $400 million in damage to the submarine USS Miami made his initial court appearance in U.S. District Court on Monday afternoon. Casey J. Fury, 24, a Portsmouth resident and Portsmouth High School Class of 2006 graduate, was a civilian employee working aboard the submarine as a painter and sandblaster, according to an affidavit filed in U.S. District Court in Maine. He was arrested Friday at the shipyard on two counts of arson “within special maritime and territorial jurisdiction,” said...
  • Man admits he set fires on the USS Miami to leave work early

    07/24/2012 8:30:07 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 23 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | 24 July 2012 | MEENA HART DUERSON
    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....
  • The fire on USS Miami (SSN-755) has been linked to a vacuum cleaner

    06/06/2012 3:20:37 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 57 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 6 2012 | Ros Krasny
    (Reuters) - A fire that caused an estimated $400 million in damage to a U.S. Navy nuclear-powered submarine docked in Maine may have been caused by a vacuum cleaner, authorities said on Wednesday. The fire in the forward compartment - which includes crew living, command and control spaces and the torpedo room - of the USS Miami on May 23 took about 12 hours to extinguish and injured seven firefighters. "Preliminary findings indicate the fire started in a vacuum cleaner used to clean work sites at end of shift, and stored in an unoccupied space," the shipyard's public affairs office...
  • Sub fire could have ripple effects for Navy fleet

    06/03/2012 2:44:41 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    ap ^ | June 3, 2012 | Michael Melia
    The Navy is evaluating whether it's worth spending millions of dollars to repair the USS Miami, the nuclear-powered submarine damaged in a fire in a Maine shipyard. If the submarine is scrapped, the fleet could feel the effects for years. The number of attack submarines like the Miami is projected to drop as they are deactivated faster than they are replaced, and Navy leaders already have been trying to find new ways to keep up with demands from combatant commanders. ... The Miami was in dry dock at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine, for an overhaul when the fire...
  • Four injured in submarine fire at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

    05/23/2012 7:34:39 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    WMTW ^ | May 23, 2012
    Four people have received medical attention in connection with a fire on a nuclear-powered submarine at a Maine shipyard, but none of the injuries were serious. Fire crews are fighting the blaze on the USS Miami SSN 755 at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard on an island in Kittery near Portsmouth, N.H. ... The ship's reactor was not operating at the time of the fire, which was reported at 5:41 p.m., the release said. The reactor was not affected by the fire.