Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Black Smoke Coming From Navy Ship in Bay

USS Freedom
(Submitted Photo) February 19, 2016 – USS Freedom in the San Diego Bay starting her engines.

Update 10:00 am – Early this morning littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) was making preparations to get underway after a prolonged maintenance period pier side.  After the ship’s diesel engines were started, black smoke could be seen emitting from the ship.   The black smoke was a result of carbon build-up being burned off after sitting idle for nearly 9 months.

  LT Julianne Holland
  Deputy Public Affairs Officer
  Commander, U.S. Third Fleet

Navy Ship USS Freedom was emitting dark black smoke this morning in the San Diego Bay. At press time everything appears to be ok. No details on what caused it.


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