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After Breaking Down, Frigate Seeks Repairs In Singapore

June 15 2011

New Zealand

A New Zealand frigate has broken down and is headed to Singapore for urgent repairs, reports the New Zealand Press Agency.

According to the navy, the Te Mana was on a five-month deployment to Australia and Asia when divers discovered bearing problems on both A-brackets, which hold the propeller shafts, during a routine check in Jakarta, Indonesia.

The bearing showed excessive wear, but had not failed, said a navy spokesman.

The navy decided to cancel the frigate's visit to...

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