Sailors aboard the US Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) and ship repair personnel in Singapore concluded ten days of repairs works on the destroyer, making sure it is ready to continue its operational deployment.
The voyage repair availability took place in Singapore and was completed on December 16.
The 10-day long availability provided an opportunity for Chafee to accomplish necessary voyage repairs during the ship’s current operational deployment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
“We’ve had a very productive deployment and this availability provided our crew a brief operational pause while focusing on some needed repairs,” said Cmdr Jacob Braun, Chafee commanding officer. “We are departing Singapore with the ship more ready to meet our assigned tasking and operate forward throughout the region.”
Ship’s coordinators from COMLOG WESTPAC said voyage repair availabilities in Singapore provide geographical flexibility for forward deployed navy ships to accomplish repairs outside of the normal maintenance hubs in Hawaii and Japan.
Voyage repair availabilities require detailed coordination between the ship’s crew, contracted personnel, and navy repair coordinators to ensure ships like Chafee can take best advantage of availabilities to maximize operational effectiveness while on deployment.
Chafee is currently deployed to the US 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Asia Pacific.
Located in Singapore since 1992, COMLOG WESTPAC is the US Navy’s provider of combat-ready logistics, operating government-owned and contracted ships to keep units throughout the Pacific Fleet armed, fueled, fed, and maintained.