Update (1843 EST): Lt. Gen. David Furness, the deputy commandant of the Marine Corps for plans, policies and operations, has announced the suspension of ACV operations until an investigation can be completed. Two ACVs were disabled in this mornings events at Camp Pendleton, with one flipping over and the other becoming disabled. No Marines we’re injured.
A United States Marine Corps Amphibious Combat Vehicle flipped over this morning in 8ft. surf at Camp Pendleton, California at 0800L. The ACVs belong to 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 1st Marine Division.
USMC Amphibious Combat Vehicle flips in 8ft surf in Camp Pendleton California at 0800L today. pic.twitter.com/dAT2AIfpPV
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While no Marines were injured in this incident, it does not inspire confidence in Marines who train in the ACV which was supposed to replace the Amphibious Assault Vehicle that tragically sank when it was returning from San Clemente Island to amphibious transport dock USS Somerset (LPD-25) nearly two years ago. 8 Marines and 1 Navy Corpsman were killed in that incident.
Commanders we’re aware that a high surf advisory was published this morning from the National Weather Service.