Start world trip of a US aircraft carrier has prevented colonies of bryozoans
Alexei Bogdanov. The US aircraft carrier "Theodore Roosevelt" he left on Wednesday in round-the-world trip with a two day delay, said the press service of the U.S. Navy.
"We were detained marine vegetation, with which there is nothing we could do about it," he told reporters commander Admiral Andy Lewis shortly before the departure of the aircraft carrier with the naval base in Norfolk.
Originally departure was scheduled for Monday, but was prevented by colonies of bryozoans are small marine invertebrates that have clogged the capacitors of sea water on the ship.
Squadron led by Theodore Roosevelt " will hike from 8 to 10 months and will work mostly in the areas of responsibility of the 5th and Sixth fleets USA (Atlantic ocean and Mediterranean sea, Indian ocean and middle East). The beauty of the ships of the squadron are more than 6 thousand American sailors. It is possible that the ships of the flotilla will go in the Black sea - the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation named the American ship visits "alarming and provocative idea" on the drop in the Ukraine.
The other ships of the fleet missile cruiser "Normandy" and destroyers "Winston Churchill" and "Forrest Sherman" - sailed scheduled in the afternoon on the first day of the week. They will be joined by another destroyer, with guided missiles " Farragut sailed with the inverse of the military base.
"Theodore Roosevelt ", starting with the East coast of the US upon completion of the round-the-world voyage will come to the West coast, in San Diego, California. USA PureBasic group of aircraft carriers, known under the informal name "3 the President" on the West coast as part of the overall shift in strategic focus of U.S. military doctrine, which now is facing South-East Asia.
before the crew "Theodore Roosevelt" and "Normandy" told a journalist Last news that I hope to be prepared For a difficult hike and teachings, but I hope and firing on the shore. Among the countries that most wanted to visit the sailors of Spain, Greece, UK and Japan. The exact route the command does Not say, keeping it only in General terms.