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    Navy Denies Problem After USS Boxer Belches Smoke Plume as It Deploys from San Diego

    Navy Denies Problem After USS Boxer Belches Smoke Plume as It Deploys from San Diego

    The USS Boxer — a ship that has struggled to get to sea despite a recent overhaul — finally managed to get underway on Thursday but seemingly suffered a problem while within sight of .

    The Navy denied any issue with the amphibious assault ship, but video posted online by San Diego Web Cam, a social media account that monitors the harbor, showed smoke billowing from its superstructure as it moved across the water.

    “We just had an engineering casualty — black smoke coming out the stacks,” the ship radioed Thursday afternoon — just hours after leaving her berth at Naval Station San Diego. San Diego Web Cam captured the radio exchange and spotted the smoke coming from the ship.

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    Despite the radio traffic describing an “engineering casualty,” Cmdr. Arlo Abrahamson, a spokesman for the Naval Surface Force, said the incident was connected to system tests.

    “The boilers burn fuel which can temporarily produce black smoke, including when engineering systems are being tested during a sea trial period,” Abrahamson said. “There is no current impact to the mission, and Boxer remains focused on executing its sea trials.”

    According to a video of the incident, the ship appeared to billow the black smoke for a few minutes. It also asked over the radio for other ships to “stay clear.”

    The ship has been dealing with…

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