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Navy supply ship undergoing repairs in Guam

Navy supply ship USNS Amelia Earhart undergoing repairs in Guam

Navy supply ship undergoing repairs in Guam

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) -- A U.S. Navy supply ship is undergoing repairs in Guam.

Pacific Daily News (http://is.gd/SFYDlF) reports the $4 million repair job to the USNS Amelia Earhart is expected to take a few weeks.

Cmdr. Joseph Casale says the work will include regular structural and interior repairs. Casale is the commanding officer of the Military Sealift Command on Guam.

The Amelia Earhart can carry food, ammunition, fuel and other supplies.

The vessel is deployed worldwide to replenish warships. Most recently, the ship was in the Arabian Gulf.

Casale says the closest U.S. military ship repair facility in the Western Pacific would be Hawaii without the Guam facility.

U.S. military ships must be repaired in U.S. shipyards, except for emergency cases.

Cabras Marine Corp. operates the Guam repair facility.


Updated : 2021-09-22 05:04 GMT+08:00