USS Coral Sea (CV/CVB/CVA-43) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

High risk of asbestos exposure

  • Engine Rooms Engine Rooms
  • Damage Control RoomDamage Control Room
  • Pump RoomPump Room
  • Propulsion RoomPropulsion Room

Medium risk of asbestos exposure

  • Powder and Shot MagazinePowder and Shot Magazine
  • Ward RoomWard Room

Low risk of asbestos exposure

  • Junior Officers QuartersJunior Officers Quarters
  • Sick BaySick Bay
  • Mess DeckMess Deck
  • ReeferReefer
  • Pilot HousePilot House
  • Admiral's CabinAdmiral's Cabin
  • GalleyGalley

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Built in Newport News, Virginia, Midway-class aircraft carrier and hull number CV-43, the ship was another fortuneless one because of the crew that got sick after the exposure to asbestos. It was commissioned in 1947 after the end of World War II and served the US Navy for 43 years until 1990 when it was decommissioned. The contamination of the crew took place while the people on board were in the engine and boiler rooms. Those contained a high concentration of asbestos emanated from the equipment that was built using this toxic substance and inhaled by the crew because of the poor ventilation. Of course, the companies that provided such equipment never mentioned about this high risk, so the veterans that are now sick have the right to sue them.

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