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Honolulu, HI – Two Sailors Hospitalized After Engine Room Fire During Maneuvering Exercise at Rim of the Pacific

July 18, 2022

Honolulu, HI (July 17, 2022) – A Peruvian ship taking part in the Rim of the Pacific naval exercise in Hawaii experienced a fire in its engine room. Two sailors aboard the ship were airlifted ashore for medical evaluation and treatment on Sunday, July 17th.  

At about 8:00 a.m.,  the Rim of the Pacific watch floor responded to reports of a fire and possible injuries aboard a Combined Task Force ship. 

The RIMPAC force was dispatched to provide support to the vessel. The engine room fire was successfully contained by 1:40 p.m. 

Two patients in critical condition were transferred off the ship by a helicopter from the French navy frigate FS Prairial to USCGC Midgett. From there, they were flown ashore by a U.S. Navy helicopter from USS Abraham Lincoln. 

The U.S. Navy did not initially identify the ship or nation involved.

The crew members are receiving specialized care in Honolulu. No one else was injured during the incident.  

Our thoughts are with the injured victims at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Burn Injuries in Hawaii

Honolulu, HI - Two Sailors Critical After Engine Room Fire During Maneuvering Exercise at Rim of the Pacific

If you have fallen victim to a serious burn injury, it is possible that a negligent party is to blame for your accident. Many fires are the result of the responsible party’s inattention or failure to maintain their equipment or property. 

Burn injuries resulting from explosions are often rooted in industrial accidents. In these and numerous other scenarios, you should be able to bring the person or entity liable for your injuries to account. 

Some common causes of burn injuries include:

  • Explosions caused by gas leaks
  • Faulty electrical equipment
  • Traffic accidents
  • Improperly stored flammable materials
  • Battery acid from leaking or improperly disposed of batteries
  • Defective home appliances
  • Faulty smoke or carbon monoxide detectors
  • Inappropriate handling or disposal of scalding liquids, such as grease
  • Ammonia and bleach products

Our lawyers have decades of experience assisting families in getting the compensation and justice they deserve for a serious injury. We can help you collect compensation by providing experienced legal representation for serious burn injury cases.  

The attorneys at Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner are committed to helping their clients recover both physically and economically in the fastest and easiest way possible. If you were badly burned in an accident caused by the negligent actions of another, contact our Hawaii personal injury lawyers today by calling (808) 537-2525. 

Schedule a free, confidential review of your potential claim to learn what legal options are available to you.   

Notes: Our team of writers uses secondary sources such as news reports, and local and state police incident reports to create these posts. We have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this particular accident so if there is any information that is incorrect, please contact Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner right away so that we can update the post right away to reflect the most accurate information available. 

Disclaimer: This post is not a solicitation for business. The photo used in this post was not taken at the actual accident scene. None of the information in this post is intended to be legal advice or medical advice. If you are injured in an accident, seek medical assistance immediately. 

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