Coronavirus-hit USS Roosevelt prepares to go back to sea


Sailors aboard US Navy’s aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), a ship that suffered one of the worst coronavirus outbreaks on board, are simulating being at sea while moored at Naval Base Guam as they prepare to restart operations in the Indo-Pacific.

During the simulation, or “fast cruise,” the crew will simulate normal underway conditions while testing the critical systems required to sustain the ship during its upcoming underway operations.

“Fast cruise is a major milestone for the ship and for the crew,” Capt. Carlos Sardiello, commanding officer of Theodore Roosevelt, said.

“Our sailors have tested all of the ship’s systems individually, but this is our opportunity to integrate all of that together and show that Theodore Roosevelt is ready and able to go back to sea.”

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