USS Fort Worth Experiences Engineering Problem in Port


Story Number: NNS160122-06Release Date: 1/22/2016 9:24:00 AM
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From U.S. Pacific Fleet Public Affairs

PEARL HARBOR (NNS) -- Littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) experienced a casualty to the ship's combining gears during an in-port period in Singapore, Jan. 12.

Based on initial indications, the casualty occurred due to an apparent failure to follow procedures during an operational test of the port and starboard main propulsion diesel engines (MPDEs). An investigation is underway to examine the incident in depth and determine any necessary corrective action.

A team of technical specialists is currently aboard Fort Worth to evaluate the gears and required repairs. There is no estimated date of completion at this time.
Combining gears allows Fort Worth to configure different types and combinations of engines for propulsion at sea.

Fort Worth left her homeport of San Diego in November 2014 and is currently on a rotational deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.

For more news from U.S. Pacific Fleet, visit www.cpf.navy.mil.

 
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A Sikorsky S-70B Seahawk helicopter from the Republic of Singapore navy lands aboard the littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) during deck landing qualifications as part of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Singapore 2015.
150720-N-MK881-247 SOUTH CHINA SEA (July 20, 2015) A Sikorsky S-70B Seahawk helicopter from the Republic of Singapore navy lands aboard the littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) during deck landing qualifications as part of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Singapore 2015. CARAT is an annual, bilateral exercise series with the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and the armed forces of nine partner nations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joe Bishop/Released)
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