The North Carolina isn't an "it" the ship is a "She" With respect for her, and all that served and continue to maintain her, you should refer to her as such. They also need to drydock her for proper repairs, otherwise, what's the point? Maybe they don't think they can get her out of the mud without damaging the hull more?
Either find a way to drydock her here, or move her to where she can be properly repaired. I'm sure we can find a standby replacement ship or ships to visit for tours while she is away. It gives visitors a reason to COME BACK!
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