here we go yet again
U.S. Navy’s Newest Littoral Combat Ship Damaged (Again) in Panama Canal
November 1, 2016 by Mike Schuler
The U.S. Navy’s newest littoral combat ship USS Montgomery has had its hull cracked for a second time after hitting a lock wall during a transit of the Panama Canal, the U.S. Navy has confirmed.
The latest incident occurred Saturday, Oct. 29 during southbound transit of the Panama Canal’s old locks on its way to its homeport in San Diego
According to a Navy statement obtained by USNI News: “Under control of the local Panama Canal Pilot, the ship impacted the center lock wall and sustained an 18-inch-long crack between her port quarter and transom plates,” Cmdr. Ryan Perry with U.S. 3rd Fleet said. “The crack is located 8-10 feet above the waterline and poses no water intrusion or stability risk.”
The Panama Canal Authority provide the following statement to gCaptain:
how did the US Navee become so painfully obtuse to the idiocy of these ships?