USS Fort Worth gear failure blamed on lack of leadership, complacency

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The littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth patrols in international waters of the South China Sea near the Spratly Islands as the Chinese guided-missile frigate Yancheng follows in the distance on Monday, May 11, 2015. Conor Minto/U.S. Navy
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The littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth patrols in international waters of the South China Sea near the Spratly Islands as the Chinese guided-missile frigate Yancheng follows in the distance on Monday, May 11, 2015. Conor Minto/U.S. Navy

USS Fort Worth gear failure blamed on lack of leadership, complacency

by: Wyatt Olson | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: October 17, 2016

Lack of leadership, failure to comply with procedures and complacency were the primary reasons propulsion gears were damaged on the USS Fort Worth in January, according the results of an investigation released Friday by the Navy.

The ship was sidelined for months in Singapore for repairs.

After initial findings of the investigation were completed, the Navy relieved Cmdr. Michael Atwell of duty on March 29 due to loss of confidence in his ability to command the littoral combat ship.

No other personnel were relieved as a result of the incident or investigation, said Lt. Clint Ramsden, a spokesman for U.S. Pacific Fleet, in a written statement.

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