NORFOLK (NNS) -- Diesel Engine Inspectors (DEIs) from Forward Deployed Regional Maintenance Center (FDRMC) Detachment (DET) Bahrain completed inspections, repairs and testing on USS Comstock (LSD-45) in Manama, Bahrain, Oct. 17.
The DEIs provided an immediate response to support the ship by conducting a comprehensive post-casualty failure analysis to 2A main propulsion diesel engine (MPDE) following a cracked cylinder liner to its NR. 6 cylinder.
"I would like to personally express my gratitude to Forward Deployed Regional Maintenance Center (FDRMC) Diesel Engine Inspectors for their superb support during the inspection, repair and testing onboard USS Comstock from Oct. 4 until Oct. 17," said USS Comstock (LSD-45) Commanding Officer Cmdr. Scott Tasin in his Bravo Zulu message to FDRMC Det Bahrain.
"They worked nearly around the clock to professionally assess the casualty and provide the ISEA with a detailed description of their findings and required course of repair. FDRMC also drove the delivery of the critical replacement piston and liner assembly from San Diego to allow for Comstock to conduct the arduous change out of the NR. 6 power pack," said Tasin.
"I would like to extend sincere thanks to ENC Morrow and Mr. Paul Reulbach for their herculean effort during the concurrent underway installation of the 1000 lb. cylinder liner, piston and connecting rod," said Tasin. "They worked around the clock in unforgiving conditions to ensure Comstock was restored to full mission capable status in time for Commander, U.S. Fifth Fleet tasking. Their professionalism, dedication to the repair of Comstock and their resiliency cannot be overstated."
The mission of FDRMC DET Bahrain is to provide engineering and technical services for maintenance and modernization of naval ships and craft in the Fifth Fleet Area of Responsibility.
FDRMC DET Bahrain provides intermediate- and depot-level maintenance for nine forward deployed naval force ships, which includes CNO and Continuous Maintenance (CMAV/CM) availability, planning, execution and oversight.
The detachment also provides Voyage Repair planning, execution and oversight for ships operating in the Fifth Fleet Area of Responsibility.
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