HONOLULU – The Navy says the critical weapons system of a warship was not damaged when it grounded a half-mile off Honolulu in March, contradicting an earlier news report.
The U.S. Pacific Fleet on Friday said propeller blades, the sonar dome and underwater hull were among the damaged parts of the guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal.
It says the ship sustained between $25 million to $40 million in damages when the warship ran aground on a coral reef for three days.
Navy officials dispute a report Monday by The Navy Times that a Navy preliminary assessment cited the ship's damaged ballistic missile defense capabilities.
No one was injured and no oil or other contaminants leaked out, said representatives of the Navy and Coast Guard, as well as state officials.