Tuesday, September 6, 2016

US Navy Orders Engineering Stand Down, Retraining for LCS Crews

Following two more serious engineering incidents involving separate littoral combat ships, the commander of US naval surface forces ordered an engineering stand down on all LCS crews and directed all LCS sailors to be retrained in engineering procedures.

Although the Navy announced the moves Sept. 5, the stand downs were all completed by Aug. 31, the Navy said in a statement released late Monday.

The training, Vice Adm. Tom Rowden said in the statement, will take place over the next 30 days, and allow leadership “to review our training program and determine if other changes need to be made to the training pipeline.”