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Treasure took damaged destroyer back to Yokosuka Naval Base

Treasure took damaged destroyer back to Yokosuka Naval Base

Treasure took damaged destroyer back to Yokosuka Naval Base
14 December 2017 - 14:00 - Update: 15 December 2017 - 10:58


The "USS John S. McCain" has returned to the Yokosuka Naval Base on deck of the "Treasure" for repairs of damage suffered in its collision near Singapore on Aug 21, killing ten sailors and injuring five east of the Straits of Malacca. The ship will undergo extensive maintenance at the U.S. Naval Ship Repair Facility and Japan Regional Maintenance Center. Repair efforts started immediately once the ship was dockside. The destroyer was towed to the pier at Yokosuka Naval Base on Dec. 13. It had sailed under its own power to the Changi Naval Base, Singapore, where crew members, technicians and divers recovered remains, assessed damage and prepared the ship for travel by patching sections of the hull and performing maintenance on key systems. The ship left Singapore on Oct 5 aboard the "Treasure" heading for Yokosuka, but diverted to Subic Bay, Philippines, after a new crack was discovered on its starboard side. At Subic Bay, extra support was added to the stricken vessel aboard the "Treasure", which departed for Yokosuka on Nov 28. It finally arrived at Tokyo Bay on Dec 5, but couldn’t dock at nearby Yokosuka until the crew prepared it for a safe offload. 

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