The Navy says it spent more than $71 million on cleanup, planning and initial repairs on the fire-damaged USS Miami before plans to return the submarine to service were scuttled.
The Navy has decided to scrap the USS Miami instead of repairing the nuclear-powered submarine.
A small fire has been reported aboard the USS Miami just three days after a former shipyard worker was sentenced for setting a fire that caused about $450 million in damage.
A shipyard worker who set fire to the USS Miami because he wanted to go home and ended up causing $450 million in damage is due to be sentenced.
A fire-damaged submarine is expected to return to Navy service by the middle of 2015 following the replacement of cables, pipes and other scorched interior components.
A civilian shipyard worker accused of setting a fire that caused $400 million in damage to a nuclear-powered submarine should remain in jail because he is too great a risk to society, a federal magistrate judge ruled Wednesday.
Preliminary findings from Navy investigators suggest a fire aboard a dry-docked submarine started in a vacuum cleaner used by shipyard workers, officials said Wednesday. The Navy also confirmed a preliminary estimate of $400 million for repairs.
The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Fire Department responded to a report of another potential fire aboard the USS Miami submarine Wednesday, but it turned out to be a false alarm.
An early estimate from the Navy puts the price tag for repairs of a fire-damaged submarine in the range of about $400 million.
A fire on a nuclear submarine off the coast of Maine is now out, officials announced Thursday morning.