Stricken Destroyer USS John S. McCain to be Repaired in Japan

October 5, 2017

USNI News:

THE PENTAGON — The destroyer that was struck by a merchant tanker off Singapore on Aug. 21 will be repaired in Japan, Navy officials told USNI News on Wednesday.

The Navy determined USS John S. McCain (DDG-56) could be repaired at the service’s maintenance facilities in Yokosuka, Japan, rather than be transported to the U.S., the officials told USNI News.

“Damage assessments conducted while the ship was moored in Singapore since the Aug. 21 collision revealed the scope of work could be completed in Japan at the lowest estimated cost and returns the ship to full service at the earliest opportunity,” read a statement from U.S. Pacific Fleet provided to USNI News.
“Repairing the ship in Yokosuka, where it is already part of the Forward Deployed Naval Forces (FDNF) assigned to U.S. Seventh Fleet, also provides stability and continuity to crew members and their families.”

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