Saturday, April 2, 2016

Don't forget the Lubricating Oil.....

Not lubricating the gears on your Naval warship will end badly for the ship and your career.  

$30,000,000.00 in damage.  

Oops.....


The skipper of the littoral combat ship Fort Worth was fired Monday, more than two months after the ship's propulsion gears were damaged in port amid a high-profile deployment to Singapore.

He was fired "due to a loss of confidence in Atwell's ability to command," according to a Pacific Fleet statement.

"The casualty appears to have been caused by a failure to follow established procedures during maintenance,

The investigation concluded Atwell bore some responsibility for the engineering accident and found other instances where he'd failed to hold subordinates accountable

the ship would need six to 12 months in the yards to repair the combining gear that was "wrecked" when the ship's gears were run without lube oil.

The ship is in such poor shape that it may need to be heavy-lifted from Singapore to San Diego so it can be fixed during its scheduled overhaul there

The repairs are expected to cost between $20 and $30 million, a defense official said.

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