Honolulu, Hawaii 2021-03-04 14:20:45 –
A dozen sailors aboard the USS Chafy, a Navy destroyer based in Pearl Harbor, tested positive for the coronavirus while in San Diego for training.
Navy officials said the infected soldiers were out of the ship and under quarantine, with several people in close contact with them.
The United States Third Fleet said all seafarers on board would also be tested as a precautionary measure.
“The ship can carry out its mission,” said Cmdr, a spokesman for the Third Fleet. Sean Robertson told Civil Beat Friday in an email statement. “Chaffy’s sailors are not hospitalized and all positives are quarantined according to US Pacific Fleet guidelines.”
The Chafee is an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer with a crew of approximately 300 people.
Occurrence First reported on Wednesday by the Navy TimesInterviewed several seafarers on board and obtained internal documents from the ship, indicating that some of the crew members were either positive or in close contact with someone. This included 11 cooks.
The ship’s galley was closed for over a week, and food was being delivered from the base to the ship. The commander also ordered the ship’s gym to be closed, and sailors were not allowed to enter the pier they were docked with, the report said.
Chafy joined California Surface Warfare Advanced Tactical Training or SWATT, During that time, many of the crew were certified for combat operations and deployment. Some crew members told the Navy Times that they believed that senior officials prioritized SWATT over crew well-being.
“I had a few conversations with the engineers, but at this point people are afraid that we will not be able to return to Hawaii on order, and perhaps the Imperial Japanese Navy is asking us for certification.” Said a senior soldier.
Another said, “Morale is like I’ve never seen on board. The sailors on board have just been defeated and don’t know what to do.”
The spokesman did not say when Chafy and his crew would return to Hawaii.
In November About a quarter of the Pearl Harbor-based USS Michael Murphy crew, Another Arleigh Burke has been tested positive for the virus. While the ship was being disinfected, the entire crew was taken overboard and quarantined. Since then, I have returned to work.
The Pacific Fleet sought to maintain regular training and deployment in the tension of the entire pandemic.
During the summer, the Pacific Fleet conducted a biennial joint exercise in the Pacific Rim. This is the largest naval battle game in the world. RIMPAC 2020 iteration Meet the rise of local opposition Residents and Honolulu lawmakers were concerned that the movement could lead to an outbreak in Hawaii.
RIMPAC 2020 was aimed at being the largest ever, Significantly reduced in size and scale All training was done at sea and the sailors did not land. No cases were reported during exercise.
Currently, it is unknown how many Hawaiian infectious diseases are associated with the military.
When the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic in March, Hawaiian commanders began publishing updates on base infections until the Pentagon ordered them to stop. Since then, the military has shared that data with the Hawaii Ministry of Public Health and included them in state totals.
However, these numbers have not been consistently withheld in the Pacific, and U.S. military numbers are Guam, Japan, South Korea.
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