An American naval cargo ship has run aground off the Japanese coast, east of Okinawa, and efforts are underway to refloat it, the U.S. Navy said Thursday.
“The safety of the civilian crew members and the environment are our top priorities. So we’re taking this situation very seriously and will continue to investigate the situation until it’s resolved,” said Cmdr. William Marks, spokesman for the U.S. Navy 7th Fleet.
Well, that’s not good.
MSC operates, among many other things, a fleet of sealift ships manned by civilian mariners to support military operations worldwide. This is one of them.
Given the perennial shortage of sealift, one hopes very much that she can be safely refloated and repaired soon.