I don't know if this is fair or not but if you look at the ship above you'll tons of rust along the hull. I don't know much at all about ship maintenance and how often the ships are painted --rust removed etc...but it appears that there has been a decline in the standards. If you notice ships past, it appears that they were kept in better shape.
The ships above are the Iwo Jima class LPLH's. They both appear to have been maintained to a much higher standard than the ships today. Sadly, I've noticed that our allies and China also seem to maintain there ships better than we do today.
Is this a legitimate concern? I don't know. I do know that others state that our ships are actually underway and that's the reason for the sometimes ragged appearance of them. I find that flawed reasoning though. During the cold war the Navy had a high op tempo too and yet they were able to present a professional appearance with no problem.
I do know one thing. Small issues usually appear before larger ones. Could this be the canary in the coal mine of problems with our Navy?
Just for comparison sake, below you'll see the HNLMS Johan de Witt L-801.