USS Bonhomme Richard Fire Response
Pacific Tugboat Service rapidly responded to the Navy's emergency request for assistance as the disastrous fire aboard USS Bonhomme Richard quickly escalated. As first-responders worked to control the blaze and save the ship, hundreds of thousands of gallons of water were being used, threatening to destabilize or capsize the ship. PTS coordinated with US Navy Port Operations Teams to provide a tank barge, attending tug and 7/24 de-watering team to remove water quickly and safely as the fire burned. After the fire was doused, de-watering operations continued through completion and transfer to offsite treatment and disposal commenced.