During the last week of January 2014, the USS Independence pulled into Humboldt Bay for refueling. After refueling the Independence returned to open sea off the Coast of Humboldt County. The Independence, a new prototype war ship, was undergoing extreme maneuvers to test the capability of the vessel.
During testing, a drainage problem was discovered. Continued testing maneuvers depended on clearing the drains immediately, and correctly. A return to port was required. Great care must be taken to protect the piping components and equipment during the clearing operation.
Who could they count on to get it done correctly and immediately? They called Mapleservice. Our plumber, David Webb, and operations manager, Chuck Hubler arrived on the dock early Friday, 1/31/2014 to get the job done. They were complete by 1pm, and the USS Independence left port to continue testing. And with a fully functioning drain system.
One cool ship.
Submitted by Dale Maples