Friday, June 30, 2017

USS FITZGERALD--Heavy Lift Stateside--3D SIMULATED IMAGES, DEFENSE NEWS REPORT

FOR IMMEDIATE REVIEW--USN BD INQUIRY

((Danang A GoGo)--Following simulation of heavy lift ship transporting the crippled vessel to dry dock, San Diego--







DEFENSE NEWS HIGHLIGHTS--
http://www.defensenews.com/articles/navy-struggles-with-approach-to-fix-crippled-fitzgerald-destroyer-as-investigation-continues

The most likely scenario for the repair is that the Navy will have to send Fitz home on a heavy-lift vessel, said Bryan Clark, a retired submariner and analyst with the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments.

"There is no way they can get it repaired overseas,” Clark said. “What they are doing now is trying to determine whether it can be repaired enough to make it home on its own power or if they should put it on a heavy-lift ship. From there it’s going to go into a long repair period at one of the private yards.”

Clark said General Dynamics NASSCO in San Diego would be a logical place to do the repair.

The Cole was taken to Ingalls shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi, where she was built, on board the Heavy Lift Ship Blue Marlin.

For Cole, Ingalls cut out the damaged section of the ship, refabricated the new section and welded it back into the ship. In all the repair replaced 550 tons of steel and both main engines, per a 2002 press release. 


FWD ALL CURRENT DATA--PVT JC, SCULLERY, SS MINNOW--