ASAN, Guam — Joint Region Marianas has confirmed that a French Navy LandingCraft Unit involved with the Jeanne D’Arc Multinational Exercise has run aground and thatthe exercise has been indefinitely postponed. The French-led exercise began today in Guamand was scheduled to run until May 18. Part of the exercise was planned to take place onTinian starting on May 15.  The LCU impacted the sea floor in Apra Harbor at 7 a.m. this morning. No one wasinjured. The LCU sustained damage to one of its two propellers but was able to return toNaval Base Guam under its own power. There was no indication of petroleum productsleaking into the water, a release issued at 4:25 p.m. stated.The Navy is working with the U.S. Coast Guard, Guam Environmental ProtectionAgency, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, Guam Department of Agriculture,the French Navy and other organizations to further assess the situation. Participants in Jeanne D’Arc include approximately 90 U.S. Marines attached to the3rd Marine Expeditionary Force, an amphibious assault ship and a frigate from the FrenchNavy, forces from Japan and two helicopters from the United Kingdom. — For more on thisstory, stay tuned to Journal News Flashes.