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Guided-missile Destroyer USS Fitzgerald Restored After Collision with MV ACX Crystal

In June 2017, the guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald collided with MV ACX Crystal about 80 nautical miles southwest of Tokyo, Japan. Now, after two years of restoration and modernization the vessel has finally arrived at its homeport in San Diego.

The update provided by the US Navy stated the project included restoring “the impacted spaces to full operations and functionality, various Hull, Mechanical and Electrical (HM&E), Combat System (CS) and Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C5I) repairs were completed. These repairs ranged from partial to complete refurbishment of impacted spaces, to replacement of equipment such as the radar and electronic warfare suite; the ship also received HM&E, Combat System and C5I modernization upgrades.

Due to the extent and complexity of the restoration, both repair and new construction procedures were used to accomplish the restoration and modernization efforts.”

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