U. S. Army Reserve Vessel grounded near Kodiak, Alaska
I was surprised to learn that the Army possessed such a large ship.
A U.S. Army Reserve vessel that struck an object and began taking on water late Friday night grounded on a small island near Kodiak to avoid sinking, according to the U.S. Coast Guard..........
Ethier the vessel's charts that would have all the reefs marked weren't updated or someone on the bridge made a navigational error . or misjudged the depth of her draft that resulted in her hitting a submerged reef ..
They keep talking about it, but hasn't happened. Funding's a sticking point, Army wants to loose the hulls but keep the funds, Navy only wants the hulls if they get a funding bump to cover them. The tugs will probably be retired and replaced with MSC tugs, eventually.