25-year-old shipyard worker Casey James Fury set fire to rags aboard a nuclear submarine, for which the court sentenced him to 17 years in federal prison. The fire turned the ship into a red-hot furnace, 7 people were injured. Damage was estimated at $700 million.
In 2013, a fire broke out on the USS Miami, which was docked in Kittery, Maine. Casey James Fury, who worked as a ship painter, set the fire because he wanted to go home early. It is reported by Ladbible.
At the time, the USS Miami was undergoing a massive renovation and additional workers were hired to help with the 20-month project.
However, it later turned out that one of these workers, 25-year-old Fury, caused the fire to start, which raged for more than 12 hours and as a result of which seven people were injured. A man set fire to a bag of rags aboard a warship in the headquarters building.
U.S. authorities initially believed the fire started with an industrial vacuum cleaner, and that personnel had accidentally ignited debris inside. But Fury himself admitted to his deed and said that he wanted to finish the work earlier. He also told authorities that he suffered from anxiety attacks.
Man told authorities he was suffering from anxiety attacks
After he fled the scene, the fire quickly spread and caused significant damage to the living rooms, the control center and the torpedo room of the nuclear submarine.
A team of firefighters managed to localize the fire and prevent it from penetrating into the stern of the submarine, where the components of the nuclear power plant were stored.
Then, about three weeks later, Fury started a smaller fire because he wanted to go home again. But, fortunately, this fire did not cause too much damage.
The ship was taken out of service due to damage sustained during the fire.
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Fury later admitted to two counts of arson and was ordered to pay more than $400 million in restitution before being sentenced to 17 years in prison.
“From the bottom of my heart, I sincerely regret what I did. I had no intention of hurting everyone. I only regret that I did not find the proper help to solve my problems before all this happened,” the man apologized during sentencing.
However, this did little to console his victims. Firefighter Eric Hardy later told the press that after the 12-hour fire, he woke up every day in pain.
As for the USS Miami, the ship was originally scheduled to be repaired, but was later decommissioned due to damage sustained during a fire.
The man was sentenced to 17 years in prison.
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