C4iSR: Maritime

US NAVSEA assumes maintenance functions for Western Pacific ship maintenance and repairs

15 October 2018

US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) has formally assumed responsibility for ship maintenance availabilities at the US Naval Ship Repair Facility and Japan Regional Maintenance Center (SRF-JRMC) from Commander, US Pacific Fleet (USPACFLT).

NAVSEA’s responsibilities include the oversight of all ship maintenance and repair operations, industrial processes and procedures, and repair-related programmes. USPACFLT will retain administrative control and budget authority for SRF-JRMC, as of 1 October.

The shift is part of the US Navy (USN) effort to harmonise its repair and maintenance procedures and facilities, particularly in the Western Pacific, in the wake of the surface-ship collisions in the region.

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