Marines Halt New Amphibious Vehicle Use at Sea After Mishaps

The U.S. Marine Corps will keep its new amphibious combat vehicle out of the water while it investigates why two of the vehicles ran into trouble amid high surf.

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FILE - Amphibious Assault Vehicles storm Red Beach during exercises at Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 2, 2010. The U.S. Marine Corps will keep its new amphibious combat vehicle - a kind of seafaring tank - out of the water while it investigates why two of the vehicles ran into troubles off the Southern California coast this week amid high surf, military officials said Wednesday, July 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi, File)
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SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. Marine Corps will keep its new amphibious combat vehicle — a kind of seafaring tank — out of the water while it investigates why two of the vehicles ran into trouble off Southern California’s coast this week amid high surf, military officials said Wednesday. No Marines or sailors were injured when one of the vehicles rolled onto its side Tuesday in waves that were unusually high because of a…

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