USS Howard Suffered ‘Soft Grounding’ Near Bali Ahead of CO Removal

USS Howard (DDG-83) conducts small boat operations off the Japanese coast on Jan. 24, 2023. US Navy Photo

A Japan-based guided-missile destroyer made a “soft-grounding,” near the Indonesian island of Bali ahead of a port visit on Aug. 10, USNI News has learned.
USS Howard (DDG-83) was heading to the island for a port visit when the destroyer grounded, Navy spokesperson Cmdr. Megan Greene said in a statement.

“On the morning of Aug. 10, USS Howard (DDG-83) experienced an apparent soft grounding...

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