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Old Video Of USS Bonhomme Richard From San Diego, California Resurfaced With False Claims
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Old Video Of USS Bonhomme Richard From San Diego, California Resurfaced With False Claims: Fact-Check 

The USS Bonhomme Richard, an American ship, is said to have been targeted recently in the Red Sea, according to a video that has gone viral of a burning ship.

Verified accounts on twitter, including @drhossamsamy65 tweeted “The American warship that was targeted in the Red Sea yesterday… USS Bonhomme Richard” on Jan 11, 2024. The tweet has received an about 1.5M views on X, contributing to the spread of the information.

Several other accounts, including @syfskry57, @Sprinter99800, @Tanvirpost shared the same video and further claimed the same that the American ship was targeted in the Red Sea recently. The archive can be read from above.

What is the Actual Truth About this Incident? : Fact

In actuality, this is an old video of the USS Bonhomme Richard fire that occurred in 2020 in San Diego, California. The Red Sea ship incident and the Israel-Palestine Conflict are unrelated to the video, and the video is not recent. An investigation into the fire, released in October 2021, outlined several failures leading up to the fire and during the response.

We visited Business Insider India, which published an article on this incident on April 25, 2023 with the headline “Fires are starting on US warships in port more often than reported, watchdog finds, and it’s giving the Navy a ‘false sense of security’ “. It attached the picture of the incident and clarified that the incident took place on July 13, 2020. An youtube video of the incident was uploaded on July 13, 2020. This shows that the incident is old and not at all recent.

Check out the Video:

D-Intent’s Fact-Checking Results:

Intent:

Propagandists are circulating old videos with false claims to set their propaganda over the ongoing crisis in the Middle East. According to a shared video of a burning ship, the USS Bonhomme Richard, an American ship, was recently targeted in the Red Sea. But, after proper research, analysis and fact-checking, we have discovered that the USS Bonhomme Richard caught fire in 2020 in San Diego, California, as captured in this old video. The Israel-Palestine Conflict and the Red Sea ship crisis are unrelated to the video. An investigation into the fire, released in October 2021, outlined several failures leading up to the fire and during the response.

Conclusion:

Fact : This is an old video of a fire on the USS Bonhomme Richard in San Diego, California, in 2020. The video is not recent and has nothing to do with the Red Sea shipping crisis or the Israel-Palestine conflict. An investigation into the fire, released in October 2021, outlined several failures leading up to the fire and during the response.

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