The USS Coronado (LCS-4) combat ship has started to have problems with its engine system, the vessel is currently returning to the Pearl Harbor base.
The USS Coronado (LCS-4) combat ship are returning at low speed to the Pearl Harbor naval base due to problems in the engine system of the vessel, which has begun when it was in the central Pacific, the Defense News information website reported, citing a source in the US Navy.
According to the source, the ship had to return to the base in Hawaii, located at about 1,500 km away, in connection with the damage. The vessel is moving at a low speed 18.5 kph.
Seventy seamen are serving on the board of the USS Coronado, which is still in the path. On Friday, the ship has left the base and gone to Singapore. The vessel’s cost is estimated at $360 million.
The USS Coronado has become the fourth damaged ship of the US Navy’s coastal zone in the past nine months. In July, the Freedom combat ship was put out of commission due to the ingress of seawater into its motor system.
In January, the USS Fort Worth (LCS-3) combat ship became unserviceable due to technical problems in the port of Singapore. And, in December last year, a defect was found in the engine of the USS Milwaukee (LCS-5) combat ship, when it was heading to its home port of San Diego (California State).