US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS John S McCain (DDG 56) has been moved in preparation for on load to the heavy lift vessel MV Treasure.
MV Treasure will transport McCain to Fleet Activities Yokosuka, where it is scheduled to undergo repairs when it arrives at the site in October.
John S. McCain suffered major damage in a collision with the oil/chemical tanker Alnic MC on August 21 while the ships were underway in waters east of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore.
The destroyer sustained damage to the port side aft resulting in flooding to nearby compartments, including berthing, machinery and communications rooms.
Investigations are underway to determine the facts and circumstances of the collision.
World Maritime News Staff; Video Courtesy: US Navy