USS Antietam Damaged During Anchoring


Story Number: NNS170131-15Release Date: 1/31/2017 2:57:00 PM
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From U.S. Pacific Fleet Public Affairs

PEARL HARBOR (NNS) -- Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) damaged its propellers while anchoring in Tokyo Bay in the vicinity of Yokosuka, Japan, Jan. 31.

An investigation is underway to assess the full extent of the damage.

The ship safely returned to Fleet Activities Yokosuka with the help of tugs. There were no injuries to U.S. or Japanese personnel. The incident did result in the discharge of hydraulic oil into the water.

The Navy is cooperating with the Government of Japan and Japanese Coast Guard in response to this issue and is taking appropriate measures to minimize impacts to the environment.

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

 
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The Ticonderoga-class  guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) sails alongside the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93).
160306-N-MJ645-032 SOUTH CHINA SEA (March 06, 2016) The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) sails alongside the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93). Antietam is underway in the 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Marcus L. Stanley)
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