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YOKOSUKA, Japan (July 11, 2017) Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) is positioned into Dry Dock 4 at Fleet Activities (FLEACT) Yokosuka. Fitzgerald is entering dry dock at FLEACT Yokosuka to continue repairs and assess damage sustained from its June 17 collision with a merchant vessel. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Raymond D. Diaz III/Released)
USS Fitzgerald moves to dry dock in Yokosuka

YOKOSUKA Japan - USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) is scheduled to move into a dry dock on Fleet Activities Yokosuka July 11 to continue repairs and assessments of the damage sustained from a June 17 collision with the merchant vessel ACX Crystal.

Preparations for the move included installation of a temporary patch on the hull beneath the water line as well as dewatering and defueling of affected spaces. Fitzgerald Sailors participated in all preparations and continue to resume their normal routine.

During the docking period, the technical community will conduct assessments that will inform options for long term repairs.

Fitzgerald is an Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer forward deployed to Yokosuka as part of U.S. 7th Fleet since September 2004.

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