USNS Kocak runs aground off Japan


(OKINAWA, Japan) — The prepositioning ship USNS Sgt. Matej Kocak ran aground Thursday morning off the coast of Okinawa, CNN reported. U.S. Navy and Japanese authorities were working to refloat the 821-foot ship, which is designed to carry supplies and ammunition in support of U.S. ground troops. An early assessment found no hull leaks and tugboats were on the scene to stabilize the vessel.

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By Professional Mariner Staff