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USMC Allows Amphibious Combat Vehicles for Open Water Training, Limit Switch Height



Ashley Rock

A USMC amphibious combat vehicle heads into the water. US Marines can once again train with vehicles in open water and surf areas after a two-vehicle crash in July 2022. (BAE Systems)

U.S. Marines are once again allowed to train with amphibious combat vehicles (ACVs) in open water and surf zones, but they can only operate the vehicles when the switch is less than four feet high.

The US Marine Corps’ (USMC) ACV fleet has been sidelined from open water operations since July when two vehicles crashed during a morning exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in Southern California. During the event, one ACV transporter (ACV-P) overturned on its side in a surf zone and a second ACV-P was disabled, the 1st Marine Division announced that day. All the Marines in the vehicles returned to shore “safely,” but one ACV-P sank and the other was towed to shore, the department added.



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