US Navy’s submarine tender USS Emory S. Land recently completed her Fleet Maintenance Activity Assessment (FMAA).
The FMAA is a type command assessment that rates whether the ship’s repair department production and maintenance capabilities as well as processes to validate repair and maintenance work performed on submarines is within Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) specifications. This is an important process to ensure Emory S. Land is ready to serve as a Fleet Maintenance Activity.
Cmdr. Brian McLain, repair officer of Emory S. Land, said:
We learn from these assessments to make our repair department better prepared to execute quality maintenance and return ships and submarines back to sea ready status for national tasking.
Emory S. Land is expected to maintain a broad spectrum of capabilities at full readiness to execute quality maintenance in accordance with the Joint Fleet Maintenance Manual. The FMAA reviews previously executed technical work documents, performance of typical worksite evolution’s, training programs, and other core capability assessment areas such as maintaining a technical document library as well as records of calibration, welding and brazing, and weight handling.
Emory S. Land conducts an FMAA every 18 months to verify its repair department is producing exemplary work and providing quality repair support to the fleet.
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