The U.S. Navy destroyer returned to the sea and was severely damaged in the collision

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 The U.S. Navy destroyer returned to the sea and was severely damaged in the collision


Nearly two years of effort to repair and modernize one of the Navys most powerful warships is worthwhile, the US military news release said

According to the report, 17 sailors were killed in two ship collisions in 2017. The accident was attributed to the complete breakdown of the Navys standard procedures and the poor decision-making of officers and men on both warships.

The press release said that after the trial, the ship will complete the final work and return to the fleet this spring.

Scott Wilbur, commander of the destroyer Fitzgerald, said: we are very excited about the next step to get Fitzgerald back to sea. My crew are looking forward to getting on board and training to make sure we are ready to return to the fleet.

The report pointed out that the maintenance work of Fitzgerald was particularly difficult, because the impact force made the upper structure of the warship curved, making the installation and fine adjustment of spy-1d radar very difficult.

(function() {(window. Slotbydup = window. Slotbydup| []). Push ({ID: u5811557, container: ssp_, async: true});))); according to US media, in June 2017, Fitzgerald collided with a civilian oil tanker off the coast of Japan, causing damage to the ship, and almost every protective measure taken by the US Navy to prevent such a disaster was completely ineffective. The accident triggered a two-year legal battle. The Navy tried to hold former Fitzgerald commander Bryce Benson criminally responsible for the accident. In August of the same year, the destroyer John McCain, sister ship of Fitzgerald, was also damaged in a collision near the Malacca Strait. The accident killed 10 sailors on board. According to a US Navy press release, the repair of the destroyer John McCain at Yokosuka port in Japan was completed in October 2019. Source: reference editor: Yao Wenguang, nn1682

According to US media, in June 2017, the Fitzgerald collided with a civilian oil tanker off the coast of Japan, causing damage to the ship, and almost every protective measure taken by the US Navy to prevent such a disaster completely failed. The accident triggered a two-year legal battle. The Navy tried to hold former Fitzgerald commander Bryce Benson criminally responsible for the accident.

In August of the same year, the destroyer John McCain, sister ship of Fitzgerald, was also damaged in a collision near the Malacca Strait. The accident killed 10 sailors on board.

According to a US Navy press release, the repair of the destroyer John McCain at Yokosuka port in Japan was completed in October 2019.