PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) - Repairs are on deck for a locally-based ship. USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) is at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) in Portsmouth, where it will remain in drydock for more than a year.
The repairs include blasting and painting 100 tanks voids and vent plenums, removing and overhauling all shafting and rudders, blasting and preserving the underwater hull. Crews will also install two new sponsons for the Ike's Close-In Weapons System.
Personnel from Puget Sound Naval Shipyard will be helping out with the work.
The project superintendent said this is Norfolk Naval Shipyard's largest Drydocking Planned Incremental Availability (DPIA) to date.
A routine traffic stop in Chesapeake resulted in a three-city pursuit Friday morning.
Wet weather is expected to move into the area over the weekend, forcing some areas to cancel or change their holiday events.
Four vehicles were involved in a crash on Route 17 in Gloucester Friday morning.