Navy personnel must open up the damaged section and flush out its lubrication system “over a long period of time”, then they must determine the extent of the damage. It will be a long and tedious procedure.
The ship is still able to operate solely on it's gas turbines and the decision is being made on whether to make repairs in Singapore or return to the US and repair.
The foul up resulted in the ship's Captain being relieved of his post.
The Fort Worth was on a 16-month deployment to Asia as proof of the Navy’s “rebalance” to the Pacific.