USS John S McCain
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USS John S. McCain returns to Fleet Activities Yokosuka
​TOKYO BAY (Dec. 13, 2017) The guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) is towed to the pier at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan. John S. McCain will undergo repairs at Ship Repair Facility – Japan Regional Maintenance Center in Yokosuka. (U. S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Leonard Adams Jr. /Released)

YOKOSUKA, Japan - The guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) arrived at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Dec. 13.

John S. McCain arrived in Tokyo Bay aboard heavy lift transport vessel MV Treasure Dec. 5. For several days, crews prepared the ship for safe offload prior to being towed pierside. John S. McCain will be repaired by U.S. Naval Ship Repair Facility and Japan Regional Maintenance Center in Yokosuka before returning to service in U.S. 7th Fleet.

"SRF is making preparations to begin remediation and repair efforts immediately once the ship is dockside," said Lt. Cmdr. Sandra Wyman assigned to SRF-JRMC. "The project will be one of the largest SRF has undertaken."

McCain was involved in a collision with the merchant vessel Alnic MC while underway east of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore on Aug. 21. After the incident the ship pulled into Changi Naval Base, Singapore where McCain crew members, technicians and divers prepared the destroyer for her journey back to Japan by patching damaged sections of the hull and placing key systems in layup maintenance.

Accompanied by a 10-crew complement to perform security and routine checks, the ship left Singapore for Yokosuka on Oct. 5, but was diverted to Subic Bay, Philippines, Oct. 22 due to poor weather conditions and to repair cracks in the ship's hull discovered after the ship departed Changi Naval Base.

While at anchor in Subic Bay, technicians inspected the cracks and determined the ship needed additional blocks under it to support and distribute its weight on the heavy lift vessel. McCain left Subic Bay for the final stretch of its journey on Nov. 28.







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