Navy discovers hull cracks in multiple Expeditionary Fast Transports

By Justin Doubleday / July 13, 2016 at 3:01 PM
The Navy is investigating the cause behind a series of hull cracks discovered across the majority of the service's Expeditionary Fast Transport fleet in recent months. On July 1, the Navy awarded a $4.4 million emergency dry-docking services contract to Detyens Shipyards in North Charleston, SC, to repair hull cracks in the EPF Spearhead (T-EPF-1), according to an award notification posted on the Federal Business Opportunities website. The cracks were discovered during a routine maintenance period in May following the...

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