Fire alarm sounded on Mothball Fleet

A fire alarm sounded on Friday on a ship being dismantled on Mare Island in Vallejo.

April 22, 2011 8:20:14 PM PDT
A fire alarm sounded on Friday on a ship being dismantled on Mare Island in Vallejo. Sixty-five workers were evacuated when a welder accidentally opened a hole in the ship's 15,000 gallon fuel tank.

It's not clear how much fuel was in the tank, but firefighters filled it with gases to remove the oxygen and prevent a fire from erupting.

The ship, the Solon Turman, is part of the Mothball Fleet of abandoned naval ships in Suisun Bay.