USS Carl Vinson Aircraft Carrier Concludes INSURV Phase V Inspection; Matthew Sembach Comments

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Gerald-Ford-aircraft-carrierThe USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) aircraft carrier and its crew have completed the fifth phase of inspection conducted by the U.S. Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey, the Navy reported Sunday.

Matthew Sembach, senior chief machinist’s mate and Carl Vinson’s INSURV assistant, said the INSURV Phase V completed on Wednesday and included 354 checks on the ship’s systems that involved demonstrations by crewmembers on how to operate the vessel’s equipment.

“INSURV ensures the ship is still effective in its ability to operate and support the war on terror as designed,” he added.

Congress established INSURV in 1882 to facilitate inspection of naval ships and assess their readiness based on the service branch’s standards.