The destroyer Delbert Black under construction in Pascagoula was damaged in the collision of several ships in the factory waters.
On March 30, heavy sea transport M/V Hawk came to the shipyard and delivered a floating dock from Tsingdao. Having failed to turn around in a narrow Harbor, Hawk touched moored under the side of the destroyer barge – it provided electrical work on Board the ship. The barge crashed into a destroyer. Standing at the dock and almost ready to transfer the Navy Delbert Black received a hole, in the hull began to receive water.
Several employees of the shipyard, who were on the ship and barge at the time of the collision, were injured. Huntington Ingalls Industries has launched an investigation into the incident.
– The ship is not in danger, together with the shipyard, we determine the amount of damage, – told USNI News in the press service of the US Navy.
Delbert D. Black is the 69th destroyer of the Arleigh Burke class. The ship was launched in September 2017. Its transfer to the US Navy was planned in 2019.