The US Navy's Independence-class littoral combat vessel USS Coronado (LCS 4) has successfully completed a seven-day voyage repair availability period in Singapore.

The repair work has been completed by the Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific Ship Repair Unit (COMLOG WESTPAC SRU) and the ship’s own crew.

Repairs will enable USS Coronado to continue its mission, perform cooperative security engagements with regional partner nations as well as improve maritime security relationships during its rotational deployment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific.

USS Coronado project manager Sean Jermyn said: “The strategic location of the COMLOG WESTPAC SRU and the importance of work that is done here cannot be understated.

“Our location in Singapore enables us to sustain and provide timely voyage repairs for ships operating throughout this region.”

COMLOG WESTPAC SRU assisted in the maintenance on the USS Coronado’s primary propulsion systems as part of the repair programme, in addition to work on the vessel's lift platform, radars and communication systems.

"Without these capabilities ships would have to choose between executing their mission in a limited capacity, or leaving the area for an extended time frame."

The ship has also undergone repairs and preventative maintenance checks on its collection holding transfer (CHT) tank, which entailed the deactivation of all bathroom, shower and galley facilities for a five day period.

USS Coronado marine surveyor Terrence Burns said: “The ability to operate forward in the region is negated if we don't have the ability to perform maintenance repairs.

“Without these capabilities, ships would have to go all the way to Yokosuka or Guam to receive necessary repairs, meaning the ships would have to choose between executing their mission in a limited capacity or leaving the area for an extended time frame.”

COMLOG WESTPAC has been US 7th Fleet's provider of combat-ready logistics since 1992.

Image: USS Coronado (LCS 4) steams independently during operations in the South China Sea. Photo: courtesy of US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Amy M. Ressler / Released.