PACIFIC OCEAN (NNS) -- The crew of aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) completed Phase V of the Board of Inspection and Survey Inspection (INSURV), Aug. 17.
INSURV, established by Congress in 1882, is a thorough inspection that examines ships against Navy standards to determine readiness in a myriad of areas.
Senior Chief Machinist's Mate Matthew Sembach, Carl Vinson's INSURV assistant, said Phase V allows Team Vinson to show inspectors how well prepared they are.
"This phase consisted of the bulk of our inspection checks," said Sembach. "We showed the INSURV team how well we know our equipment and ship."
Sembach said Phase V entailed 354 checks on systems across the ship, with each check demonstrating crew members' capability and proficiency to operate each piece of equipment as it was designed.
As Carl Vinson continues deployment preparations, Sembach said INSURV matters because it shows America Carl Vinson is ready for whatever tasks arise.
"A successful INSURV ensures the ship is still effective in its ability to operate and support the war on terror as designed," said Sembach. "It also reassures the country that when the time comes, we can answer the nation's call."
With the completion of Phase V, Sembach said Carl Vinson will continue to perform at a high level to complete INSURV with the highest score possible.
"We're finishing INSURV strong because that is what we do with every assessment or test we get in the Navy," said Sembach. "We keep the press on and we train to win. We don't train to lose or to be subpar."
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