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HII selected to repair USS Fitzgerald

28th August 2017 - 13:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division has been selected by the US Navy to repair the guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald when it returns to the US, the company announced on 23 August.

Ingalls’ facilities in Pascagoula, Mississippi, will handle the repairs.

Fitzgerald was involved in a collision with a container ship in June. The destroyer was seriously damaged in the accident and several crew members lost their lives.

HII has previously repaired damaged navy ships including the frigate USS Stark and USS Cole, a guided missile destroyer in the same class as Fitzgerald.

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