Navy Vessels Set Sail To Avoid Tropical Depression Near Guam

By: (CNN)
By: (CNN)

WASHINGTON (CNN) — Five U.S. Navy ships and submarines have put out to sea from Guam due to severe weather in the Pacific, according to the Navy.

In a brief announcement the Navy said the ships and subs left Guam during the period September 28 and 29 due to Tropical Depression 18W.

The Navy cited a report from the Joint Typhoon Warning Center, saying the storm is expected to hit near Guam on September 30 with winds gusting as high as 45 knots.

Three surface vessels and two submarines were involved. The surface ships were the USNS JACK LUMMUS, MV WHEELER and USNS JOHN ERICSSON. The submarines were the USS BUFFALO and USS CONNECTICUT.

One submarine, USS HOUSTON, was unable to get underway and is remaining in port tied up dockside.

The ships and submarines are expected to return to Guam once the storm passes on or before Oct 2.

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