According to statements made by the United States Marine Corps, the new US Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) will stay out of the water while it is investigated what caused two of the vehicles to experience problems off the coast of Southern California.
Tuesday’s unusually high waves, which were caused by a storm, resulted in one of the ACVs being semi-submerged and the second being destroyed.
Fortunately, none of the crew on board was injured in the incident. As a result of the incidents, the crews were forced to evacuate the ACVs and swim to the shore.
The new ACVs were designed to replace the AAV7 Amphibious Armored Vehicles. About two years ago, one of these vehicles was involved in one of the deadliest accidents ever experienced by the US Marine Corps.
The United States Marine Corps will continue to use the vehicles for now only on land until the problem is resolved.
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