The U.S. Navy’s Pacific Fleet command is prolonging the deployment of Arleigh Burke-class…

via John Currin (JC ‘s Naval and Military) – Google+ Public Posts

The U.S. Navy’s Pacific Fleet command is prolonging the deployment of Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104) after her sister ship USS Fitzgerald was damaged in a collision in June this year.

USS Sterett is staying in the Western-Pacific until the end of August to provide capability and presence in the region in response to the reduced availability of destroyers in the region after the USS Fitzgerald collision.

To remind, Fitzgerald collided with Filipino merchant vessel ACX Crystal on June 17, about 56 nautical miles southwest of Yokosuka, Japan. The lives of seven U.S. Navy sailors were lost in the incident.

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