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“The ability to operate forward in the region is negated if we don’t have the ability to perform maintenance repairs,”

Schermata 2017-02-20 alle 21.31.58Located in Singapore since 1992, COMLOG WESTPAC is U.S. 7th Fleet’s provider of combat-ready logistics, operating government-owned and contracted ships to keep units throughout 7th Fleet armed, fueled, and fed. Additionally, Task Force 73 is 7th Fleet’s theater security cooperation agent for South and Southeast Asia.

“The ability to operate forward in the region is negated if we don’t have the ability to perform maintenance repairs,” said Terrence Burns, marine surveyor for Coronado. “Without these capabilities, ships would have to go all the way to Yokosuka or Guam to receive necessary repairs, meaning the ships would have to choose between executing their mission in a limited capacity or leaving the area for an extended time frame.”

The Independence-class littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) completed a successful repair availability period in Singapore

The seven-day repair period enabled Coronado to continue its mission, conduct cooperative security engagements with regional partner nations and enhance maritime security relationships during the ship’s rotational deployment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific.

“The strategic location of the COMLOG WESTPAC SRU and the importance of work that is done here cannot be understated,” said Sean Jermyn, project manager for Coronado. “Our location in Singapore enables us to sustain and provide timely voyage repairs for ships operating throughout this region.”

The COMLOG WESTPAC SRU facilitated maintenance on Coronado’s main propulsion systems, the ship’s lift platform, radars, and the ship’s communication systems. Additionally, repairs and preventative maintenance checks were performed on the ship’s Collection Holding Transfer (CHT) tank, which required the deactivation of all ship’s bathroom, shower and galley facilities for a five-day period. The repairs were accomplished while allowing Coronado’s crew to utilize local facilities as a substitute for the affected services due to the proximity of the ship’s berthing at the Sembawang Wharf.

From Task Force 73 Public Affairs

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