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Search for USS John S. McCain Sailors Called Off; Navy Identifies 1 Dead, 9 Missing

Search for USS John S. McCain Sailors Called Off; Navy Identifies 1 Dead, 9 Missing

Photos of nine of 10 sailors identified by the Navy that went missing following the Aug. 21, 2017 collision between USS John McCain and a chemical Tanker. USNI News Image

THE PENTAGON — The Navy released the identities of the one dead and nine missing sailors this morning after calling off an international search for the sailors still missing after the Aug. 21 collision between guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG-56) and a merchant ship. Read More

Stricken Destroyer USS Fitzgerald to be Repaired at Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Gulf Coast Shipyard

Stricken Destroyer USS Fitzgerald to be Repaired at Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Gulf Coast Shipyard

USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62) returns to Fleet Activities (FLEACT) Yokosuka following a collision with a merchant vessel while operating southwest of Yokosuka, Japan on June 17, 2017. US Navy Photo

The guided-missile destroyer that suffered a collision with a merchant ship in June off Japan will be transported to Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Mississippi shipyard to be repaired, the Navy told USNI News on Wednesday. Read More

Navy Expands Search Area for Missing USS John S. McCain Sailors

Navy Expands Search Area for Missing USS John S. McCain Sailors

Navy and Marine Corps divers provide support to the USS John S. McCain (DDG-56) at Changi Naval Base, Singapore Aug. 23, 2017. The McCain sustained significant damage following a collision with the merchant vessel Alnic MC while underway east of the Strait of Malacca and Singapore on Aug. 21, 2017. US Navy

The Navy is expanding the search for sailors assigned to USS John S. McCain (DDG-56) missing following its collision with chemical tanker Alnic MC on Monday. Read More

UPDATED: U.S. 7th Fleet Head Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin Removed from Command Early Following McCain Collision

UPDATED: U.S. 7th Fleet Head Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin Removed from Command Early Following McCain Collision

Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin, commander, U.S. 7th Fleet on May 20, 2017. US Navy Photo

This post has been updated with a statement from U.S. 7th Fleet.

The head of the U.S. Pacific Fleet removed the commander of U.S. 7th Fleet from his position just days after the second deadly crash involving a U.S. warship this year, a U.S. official told USNI News late Tuesday. Read More

Navy: Bodies of Some of the 10 Missing USS John McCain Sailors Have Been Found

Navy: Bodies of Some of the 10 Missing USS John McCain Sailors Have Been Found

The guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG-56) arrives pier side at Changi Naval Base, Republic of Singapore following a collision with the merchant vessel Alnic MC while underway east of the Strait of Malacca. US Navy Photo

Divers have discovered remains of USS John S. McCain (DDG-56) sailors during an evaluation of the ship after it arrived at Changi Naval Base in Singapore, Pacific Fleet Commander Adm. Scott Swift told reporters on Tuesday. Read More

Chain of Incidents Involving U.S. Navy Warships in the Western Pacific Raise Readiness, Training Questions

Chain of Incidents Involving U.S. Navy Warships in the Western Pacific Raise Readiness, Training Questions

Guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG-56) moored pier side at Changi Naval Base, Republic of Singapore following a collision with the merchant vessel Alnic MC while underway east of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore on Aug. 21. Significant damage to the hull resulted in flooding to nearby compartments, including crew berthing, machinery, and communications rooms. Damage control efforts by the crew halted further flooding. The incident will be investigated. US Navy Photo

THE PENTAGON — The unprecedented string of U.S. surface ship incidents that have resulted in the death of at least seven sailors and hundred of millions in damages is prompting the Navy to take a hard look at how they operate their warships in the Western Pacific, Navy officials told USNI News on Monday. Read More

UPDATED: USS John McCain Collides with Chemical Tanker in the South China Sea; 10 Sailors Missing, 4 Evacuated

UPDATED: USS John McCain Collides with Chemical Tanker in the South China Sea; 10 Sailors Missing, 4 Evacuated

USS John S. McCain (DDG-56) breaks away from the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) following a refueling-at-sea on June 17, 2017. US Navy Photo

This story was updated with a new statement from U.S. 7th Fleet. 

Ten sailors are missing after a U.S. guided-missile destroyer collided with a chemical tanker in the South China Sea near Singapore, a Navy official told USNI News on Sunday. Read More