A Burke class destroyer, the USS McCain (DDG-56), failed an INSURV inspection conducted in June, according to a Navy Times report just released. I have no other information about this. I had been hoping that Navy maintenance and training issues were being addressed and showing improvement but this makes me wonder anew. Admittedly, a single INSURV failure proves nothing. Still, it's disturbing that the Navy's backbone ship type would fail.
This is the first failure I've heard about in some time which had led me to hope things were improving. Of course, given that the Navy went to the length of classifying these inspections due to the poor PR and resultant public criticism and pressure who knows how many inspections have been conducted over the last year and whether there were other failures?