Media: US Navy aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan is unable to leave Japan due to a malfunction
TOKYO, may 15. /Offset. TASS Igor Belyaev/. Nuclear aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan, head of the strike group the U.S. Navy, can’t leave the naval base at Yokosuka due to a malfunction. This was reported by the Agency Kyodo.
It is noted that the strike group, the U.S. Navy had to leave the base on may 15. Symptoms not specified, however, it is emphasized that the carrier will need repairs. About the new terms, when Ronald Reagan will be able to go to sea, not reported.
Earlier it became known that the strike force of the U.S. Navy was ordered to leave naval base near Tokyo and go on a long ocean mission, the route of which was not disclosed. According to Kyodo, the order of the nomination group can be associated with the rising tensions around North Korea, who recently successfully launched a ballistic missile to the area of the sea of Japan.
Currently the Korean Peninsula is already strike group, the U.S. Navy led by the nuclear aircraft carrier Carl Vinson. It consists of the missile cruiser and two guided missile destroyers. In the region also recorded some American nuclear submarines. Ronald Reagan from November 2016 after long sea voyages passed the technical inspection in Yokosuka and committed in her neighborhood short-term test campaigns.