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Navy: Ships will remain in port during Hurricane Sandy
« Reactie #1 Gepost op: 27/10/2012 | 16:19 uur »

A day after the Navy ordered nearly all its warships in Hampton Roads to head out to sea to ride out Hurricane Sandy, which is making its way up the East Coast, officials changed their minds. Now, they said, the ships will stay.
After monitoring the storm, officials decided local ports would be the safest places for the ships. Those already at sea have been directed to steer clear of the storm.
The aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln, which has been docked at Norfolk Naval Station preparing for an extensive overhaul in Newport News, was sent to Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth Friday to avoid the storm, according to Mike Maus, a Navy spokesman.
Initially at least 21 vessels currently docked at Norfolk Naval Station and two at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek in Virginia Beach were scheduled head to sea by Saturday morning.
All installations in the Hampton Roads area are still ordered to remain at Tropical Cyclone Condition Three, which means “destructive winds of greater than 50 knots associated with a tropical storm are expected within 48 hours”.

The Virginian-Pilot
© October 27, 2012