Watching the San Diego police boats responding to the uss bonhomme richard fire was like watching those people who try to save their house from a forest fire with garden hoses.
The navy has many billions in assets in the harbor but not a single proper fireboat? WTF?
Even worse is the fact that a fireboat’s primary mission is not fighting ship fires. It’s providing additional water capacity to the city’s water supply. This is critically important in earthquake zones (like san diego!) where landside pumps can be damaged during quakes.