Navy: 2-3 weeks for answers on fire-damaged sub | News
KITTERY, Maine (AP) - A union leader at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard says he's confident the fire-damaged USS Miami can be repaired, but the Navy says it'll be two to three weeks before there's any word.
Patricia Dolan from the Naval Sea Systems Command says the Navy won't have anything to say until its formal investigations are completed.
The nuclear-powered sub was in dry dock at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard last week when a fire damaged forward compartments including the torpedo room, command and control, and crew quarters.
Paul O'Connor, president of the Metal Trades Council, says he can't talk about details of the Navy's assessments on the $900 million submarine. But he says that based on what he knows, he's hopeful the Miami will be repaired at Portsmouth and returned to the fleet.