The guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111) departed Jebel Ali, after completing a mid-deployment voyage repair (MDVR), Jan. 13.
MDVRs are maintenance periods designed to allow the crew to complete repairs and maintenance on the ship that typically cannot be done underway and will ensure mission readiness for the remainder of a deployment.
During the port visit, the Spruance crew performed ship preservation maintenance, completed an engine change-out, had several lagging and deck preservation jobs completed.
In addition to topside maintenance, the Spruance had divers perform a hull inspection and also polish the screws along with an inspection of the sonar dome.
Although the port was a significant working port, Sailors were given the opportunity to explore and experience the culture of the UAE through the ship’s MWR in collaboration with United Service Organizations (USO) Dubai.