USNS Laramie deployment postponed for ship repairs

USNS Laramie (WAVY/Greg Gadberry)

NORFOLK, Va.  (WAVY) — A deployment for the The USNS Laramie scheduled for Monday morning has been postponed, a Navy spokesperson confirms.

According to the Navy, the Laramie’s departure was postponed because of an “engineering causality.” Repairs to the ship are ongoing at the moment.

The Laramie was scheduled to deploy from Naval Station Norfolk later this morning. The Laramie is deploying to provide help U.S. Naval forces in the 5th Fleet area of operations.

The 5th Fleet primarily operates in areas including the Arabian Gulf, Gulf of Oman and Red Sea.

Civil service mariners aboard the Laramie will primarily provide fuel to U.S. Navy ships at sea and jets assigned to aircraft carriers.

A new deployment time has not yet been announced by the Navy. Stay with WAVY for updates on air and online.

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