CHIEF PETTY Officer Keith Lebling of Navy Broadcasting Service personnel conduct an interviews CAPT. G.B. McEwen, commanding officer of the amphibious assault ship USS TRIPOLI (LPH-10), as the vessel stands in dry dock awaiting repairs. The TRIPOLI's hull was damaged by an Iraqi mine that the ship struck while serving as a mine-clearing platform in the northern Persian Gulf on February 18 during Operation Desert Storm. The TRIPOLI was able to continue operations after damage control crews stopped the flooding caused by the explosion