Monday, April 15, 2013

Fire sends LCS back to Mobile

The Austal-built Littoral Combat Ship Coronado had a fire in its starboard diesel exhaust while conducting a high-speed demonstration on its second day of sea trials in the Gulf of Mexico, according to Defense News. LCS-4 is the second variant on the Independent class built in Mobile, Ala. The fire was put out immediately and there were no reported injuries. Coronado returned to the shipyard Friday night. (Source: Defense News, 04/14/15)