The USS Louisiana ballistic missile submarine “skilled an issue within the ahead crew entry compartment whereas conducting a routine compartment air take a look at,” in accordance with Anna Taylor, spokesperson for the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Upkeep Facility in Bremerton.
“The boat’s nuclear propulsion house was not affected,” she added.
The take a look at is not in progress and Navy personnel responded to the state of affairs, Taylor stated.
5 different sailors have been evaluated by Navy medical personnel and didn’t require remedy, in accordance with Taylor.
The 560-foot Louisiana was commissioned in 1997 and has been based mostly in Washington state since 2005. It’s able to carrying as much as 20 ballistic missiles with thermonuclear warheads.
State and native authorities have been notified in regards to the incident. Additional bulletins can be launched as extra info turns into accessible, Taylor stated.