Navy Times Reports Equipment Problem Aboard USS San Antonio
Here I am in San Antonio reading about the USS San Antonio which has been laid up in Bahrain because major lube oil leaks.
What was I teaching today? The Equifactor® (equipment troubleshooting) piece of the TapRooT® System. What a coincidence.
A pdf of pictures of the problems is attached below.
A Navy spokesperson said:
“… engineers are conducting a root cause analysis and making repairs to welds … some that require replacing whole sections of pipe.”
The problems were documented in October and are cause for concern. The spokesperson said:
“Any time lube oil is leaking, we take that very seriously,” she said. “If you have leaking oil, that could cause a fire.”
Another quote from the story:
“The extended layover in Bahrain is just the latest in a string of performance problems with the first-in-class ship that was delivered late and at $1.8 billion, $1 billion higher than planned. A July 2005 inspection report made clear the first ship of the LPD 17 class would have perpetual problems.”
“Inspectors found “poor construction and craftsmanship … throughout the ship,” and officials singled out problems with wiring. “Poor initial cable-pulling practice led to what is now a snarled, over-packed, poorly assembled and virtually uncorrectable electrical/electronic cable plant,” the report said.”
For the complete Navy Times story, see:
I wonder if they got a warranty?
Does the Lemon Law apply?