U.S. Navy Intends to Heavy Lift USS John S McCain (DDG 56) to Yokosuka

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Naval Forces News - USA
 
 
 
U.S. Navy Intends to Heavy Lift USS John S McCain (DDG 56) to Yokosuka
 
The U.S. Navy intends to issue a task order on an existing contract, for the salvage patching and transport via heavy lift of USS John S McCain (DDG 56) from Changi Naval Base in Singapore to the U.S. Navy's Ship Repair Facility-Japan Regional Maintenance Center in Yokosuka, Japan.
     
USS John S McCain DDG 56CHANGI NAVAL BASE, REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE (Aug. 21, 2017) Tugboats from Singapore assist the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) as it steers towards Changi Naval Base, Republic of Singapore following a collision with the merchant vessel Alnic MC while underway east of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore on Aug. 21. Significant damage to the hull resulted in flooding to nearby compartments, including crew berthing, machinery, and communications rooms. Damage control efforts by the crew halted further flooding. The incident will be investigated. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Madailein Abbott/Released)
     

The lift is notionally planned for late September.

The U.S. Navy is moving John S. McCain to Yokosuka to allow the crew to be close to their families and to allow for a complete assessment of the damage. Completion of the damage assessment is required to fully determine repair plans to include cost, schedule and location for the ship's repairs.

The guided-missile destroyer USS John S McCain was involved in a collision with the merchant vessel Alnic MC while underway east of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore Aug 21.

The ship suffered significant damage to her port side aft resulting in flooding to nearby compartments, including berthing, machinery and communications rooms.

 

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