Some sad news, and, how badly was the James damaged?
U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area
US Coast Guard Cutter James’ commanding officer permanently relieved
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Capt. Marc Brandt was permanently relieved of duties as the commanding officer of USCGC James (WMSL 754), Monday.
Vice Adm. Kevin Lunday, commander of Coast Guard Atlantic Area, effected the permanent relief due to a loss of confidence in Brandt’s ability to command the cutter.
Brandt was temporarily relieved on Aug. 26, 2022, pending the results of an investigation into a mishap. The investigation found that on Aug. 8, 2022, James ran aground while underway causing damage to the cutter. No personnel were injured.
Capt. John Driscoll assumed temporary command of the cutter following Brandt’s relief and will remain in command until a permanent commanding officer is assigned.
Brandt has been temporarily assigned to Coast Guard Atlantic Area.
James is a Legend-class national security cutter (NSC) homeported in Charleston, South Carolina, with a crew of 148 personnel. NSCs are the Coast Guard’s most technologically-advanced cutters in the fleet.
Anyone know the details of where they ran aground? I did a quick Google search and came up empty. I’m curious to know how it happened. Happy to hear that no one was injured but found it interesting that there are no details on if the ship itself was damaged.