Zumwalt sidelined in Panama by engineering casualty; Tanker captain is first woman to win top IMO bravery award

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Zumwalt sidelined in Panama by engineering casualty
November 23, 2016 — The first in class stealth destroyer USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000) is reportedly pier side at a former U.S. Navy facility in Panama. The U.S. Naval Institute reports that the ship suffered an engineering casualty while transiting the Panama Canal on route to her new homeport in San Diego.

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