“The U.S. Navy is investigating why and how one of its cargo ships ran aground in Bahrain this weekend.
The USNS Alan Shepard, a 210-meter-long Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo ship, left a shipyard in Al Hidd, Bahrain on Saturday, July 15, traveling toward the Khalfa bin Salman port when it struck ground and came to a halt.
The cargo vessel had approximately 85 people onboard when it ran aground; no one was reported injured…
The Navy refloated the ship on Sunday, July 16 using tugboats, and the Alan Shepard was anchored off of the Khalifa bin Salman port after it was pulled free. The 5th Fleet is now assessing the extent of the damage the Alan Shepard received, while the ship remains in place.”