Navy will roll out strategic readiness review findings next week

By Lee Hudson / December 8, 2017 at 11:58 AM

In the wake of recent surface ship collisions in U.S. 7th Fleet, the Navy plans to unveil findings from a strategic readiness review directed by Navy Secretary Richard Spencer, according to the service.

In September, Spencer asked five entities to participate in the review. He tapped BP North American because of the company's experience with the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Crowley Marine for its safety program -- called "Road to Zero" -- and Maersk for the company's implementation of operational and safety standards. He also contacted Boeing and Sandia Labs.

"We're going to approach as best practices [from] people who've come out the other side," he said. "The culture of safety starts at the top."

The strategic readiness review focuses on best practices, while the service's comprehensive review focused on tactics and fleet employment.