25 Oct '15, 8am

Nonskid, Unforeseen Problems Plague Ship Maintainers

Nonskid, Unforeseen Problems Plague Ship Maintainers

A botched flight deck resurfacing aboard the amphibious assault ship Bonhomme Richard delayed the ship’s deployment and upset deployment schedules. An official called this “the straw that broke the back.” The ship stopped in January in Okinawa to embark Marines. (Photo: MC3 Kevin V. Cunningham/Navy) 2429 CONNECT 21 TWEET 35 LINKEDIN 4 COMMENT EMAIL MORE NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Heavily corroded tanks and voids that greatly increased yard time and cost are not the problem they once were, but Navy maintainers are now plagued by unforeseen problems with gas turbine engines and problems with nonskid. In fact, the latter has crippled a second ship less than one year after a botched resurfacing delayed the deployment of amphibious assault ship Bonhomme Richard . Nonskid laid on the amphibious transport dock Mesa Verde in early May didn't cure right, Navy Times has learned. The Bonhom...

Full article: http://www.navytimes.com/story/military/2015/06/29/nonski...

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