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The opinion was expressed that the unplanned recall of the US Navy ship from the exercise is not related to the corrosion of the fuel tank


The United States announced the completion of the repair of the Ticonderoga-class missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf. Recall that, as reported by "Voennoye Obozreniye", this US Navy warship had problems immediately after it went to sea after the previous repairs. The ship was sent to one of the aircraft carrier strike groups, but could not fulfill the tasks assigned to its team, since an active leak of fuel from one of its fuel tanks was detected. At least, this is the official explanation for the recall of the ship to the military base was presented by the command. Numerous corrosive damage was found in the tank (fuel tank).

It is noteworthy that this is not the first time recently that the American warship Vella Gulf is faced with problems associated with fuel tanks. As it turns out, corrosion has been detected earlier, leading to fuel leaks. However, either the measures taken were insufficient, or appropriate measures were not taken at all.

Press Secretary Press Secretary of the 2nd fleet US Lt. Marykate Walsh says that "now everyone is confident in the work done to identify defects and repair fuel tanks."

From the report:

The fuel tank (cistern) has been inspected by qualified engineers, and areas with critical corrosion damage have been properly treated. The renovation has been completed.

However, American experts were alarmed by the question of why the warship does not return to the aircraft carrier strike group if its repair has been completed. The question also arose why the sailors from the crew of the missile cruiser Vella Gulf remain on board and cannot leave it for a week to enter the city. A spokesman for the US Navy's 2nd Fleet says that "this decision was made by the command in connection with the pandemic."

In this regard, the opinion was expressed that the command is disingenuous, speaking about the corrosion of the fuel tank as the main reason for the unplanned return of the cruiser to the military base from the exercises. It is noted that the real reason may be due to the fact that a coronavirus infection has spread on board the ship, and provided that most of the servicemen, as previously reported by the American media, were among the first to be vaccinated in the country.

Recall that 10 years ago, the US Navy disbanded the 2nd Fleet, but in 2018 it was decided to restore it again. Vella Gulf was in his "new" lineup.

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  1. Coward
    Coward 18 March 2021 06: 49
    Yes, this is a "no-brainer"!
    1. nPuBaTuP
      nPuBaTuP 18 March 2021 07: 06
      Which once again proves that their pure water vaccine is fake, or at least not very effective ... which is practically the same
      1. Alex777
        Alex777 18 March 2021 09: 42
        If the problem was in the coronavirus, they would not return to service so quickly.
        Do you think that they just left part of the team on the shore?
        1. nPuBaTuP
          nPuBaTuP 19 March 2021 14: 10
          You read the article carefully ... The ship is at the pier and the crew is deprived of the opportunity to step ashore ... Plague boat ...
  2. unhappy
    unhappy 18 March 2021 06: 53
    "Plague Ship" laughing
    1. tralflot1832
      tralflot1832 18 March 2021 07: 36
      A "plague" ship with a revolutionary-minded crew? feel
      1. unhappy
        unhappy 18 March 2021 07: 56
        Secret data, maybe a zombie apocalypse?
  3. Thrifty
    Thrifty 18 March 2021 07: 10
    Corrosion spread to the crew of the cruiser lol sink the ship, or donate the ship, disarming the crew beforehand wassat
  4. Prisoner
    Prisoner 18 March 2021 07: 18
    Sooner or later, the truth will come out. If there are suspicions, the local journalists will probably not sit still. The likelihood of quarantine is very high. It is difficult for others to explain the ban on gatherings. Most likely they lied with the vaccine. Something "supernation" often sits in a puddle.
  5. Mouse
    Mouse 18 March 2021 07: 20
    As it turns out, corrosion has previously been detected, leading to fuel leaks.

    "Exceptional" the same tyrat? belay corrosion is attributed ... wassat