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Navy says $25-$40 million for cruiser repairs
Navy says $25-$40 million for cruiser repairs
By Gidget Fuentes - Staff writer
Posted : Friday Mar 6, 2009 18:27:43 EST

SAN DIEGO The repair bill for the guided-missile cruiser Port Royal, which ran aground last month on a coral reef just outside Pearl Harbor, could run as high as $40 million, U.S. Pacific Fleet officials said Friday.

The Navy is more than halfway through its damage assessment after the Feb. 5 incident, which damaged the ships propeller blades, sonar dome and underwater hull, said fleet spokesman Mark Matsunaga in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Repair estimates range from $25 million to $40 million, fleet officials said in the release.

Actual costs will depend on what the damage assessment reveals as well as public shipyard and private shipyard labor and material costs, officials said.

The repair tab is expected to include repair or replacement of the ships sonar dome and transducers, refurbishment of two propulsion shafts and new paint on the underwater hull, they said. Both shafts will have to be removed, rotated and fully inspected, they added.


Rest of article at: http://navytimes.com/news/2009/03/navy_portroyalfixes_0...
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