The incredibly unfortunate USS Fitzgerald has suffered more damage. The American destroyer, involved in a deadly collision with a Japanese boxship in June, has been had two more punctures in its hull, after Dockwise struggled to get the ship loaded onto its heavylifter, Transshelf, on Sunday.
“Fitzgerald returned to repair two punctures in her hull caused by the heavy lift vessel’s steel support structure during on load at anchorage,” the US Navy 7th Fleet said in a statement.
“Repairs are expected to extend the on load process by a few days, after which Transshelf will transport Fitzgerald to Huntington Ingalls Industries in Pascagoula, Mississippi, for further repairs and upgrades,” the statement continued.
A video of the ship being loaded onto the heavylifter over the weekend is carried below.