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The US Navy will repair USS John S McCain in Yokosuka

05 October 2017

The US Navy (USN) will repair the USS John S McCain (DDG 56) guided-missile destroyer at the US Naval Ship Repair Facility-Japan Regional Maintenance Center in Yokosuka, Japan.

Repairs will begin upon arrival from Singapore aboard a heavy lift vessel in October, the USN said in a 4 October statement.

McCain departed Changi Naval Base on 5 October to meet heavy lift transport vessel MV Treasure , the USN said.

The destroyer will be towed to deep water, where the heavy lift vessel will lower itself, secure the ship on a platform, and then raise back up out of the water, the navy said.

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