Tugboat collision leaves LCS Montgomery with cracked hull

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(MAYPORT, Fla.) — USS Montgomery sustained a crack in its hull after colliding with a tugboat as the littoral combat ship headed to sea ahead of Hurricane Matthew, the Navy Times reported. The collision on Tuesday — less than three weeks after a pair of engineering casualties sent the trimaran into port for repairs — left a foot-long crack along a weld seam about three feet above the waterline. “This crack resulted in minor seawater intrusion, but was contained by the crew," Naval Surface Force Pacific said in a prepared statement. The ship will not need to return to port for immediate repairs.

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By Professional Mariner Staff