USS Devastator Completes Selected Restricted Availability, Returns to U.S. 5th Fleet

The U.S. Navy Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Devastator (MCM 6) has returned back to operations with the U.S. 5th Fleet after successfully completing a scheduled Selected Restricted Availability (SRA) at Forward Deployed Regional Maintenance Center (FDRMC) Detachment Bahrain.

The USS Devastator, one of four Mine Countermeasure Ships homeported in Bahrain, is capable of finding, classifying and destroying moored and bottom mines. These ships serve a vital role ensuring freedom of navigation in the Arabian Gulf, one of the most critical bodies of water for international travel.

MCMs are scheduled to complete a SRA every three years as part of their planned maintenance cycle to ensure their operational readiness. Devastator’s SRA was accomplished by a dedicated project team comprised of individuals from FDRMC, Ship’s Force, NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center, and BASREC (Bahrain Ship Repairing and Engineering Company) shipyard.

“This was an incredible team effort. Working together to optimize schedule and deliver Devastator back to the fleet fully mission capable is a testament to the Project Team’s commitment to achieving on time delivery,” said Capt. Gustavo Vergara, Commanding Officer for FDRMC.

USS Devastator is assigned to the 5th Fleet Area of Responsibility (AOR) conducting missions in support of the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command.

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