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Personnel Chief Tapped to Lead USS John S. McCain Investigation; Navy Leaders to Testify on Collisions Before Congress

Personnel Chief Tapped to Lead USS John S. McCain Investigation; Navy Leaders to Testify on Collisions Before Congress

Guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG-56) at it steers towards Changi Naval Base, Republic of Singapore following a collision with the merchant vessel Alnic MC on Aug 21, 2017. US Navy Photo

The deputy head of Naval Personnel has been quietly tapped to lead an investigation into the collision between guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG-56) and a chemical tanker near Singapore, Navy officials told USNI News on Thursday. Read More

$3.1 Million Contract Awarded to Transport USS Fitzgerald From Japan to Mississippi Shipyard

$3.1 Million Contract Awarded to Transport USS Fitzgerald From Japan to Mississippi Shipyard

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YOKOSUKA, Japan (July 13, 2017) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) sits in Dry Dock 4 at Fleet Activities Yokosuka to continue repairs and assess damage sustained from its June 17 collision with a merchant vessel. This view shows damage above the waterline to the outside skin of the ship. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christian Senyk/Released)

The Navy has awarded a Houston shipping company a $3.1 million contract to move the stricken guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62) to the Gulf Coast for repairs. Read More

Navy Recovers 8 Remaining Sailors Killed Aboard USS John S. McCain

Navy Recovers 8 Remaining Sailors Killed Aboard USS John S. McCain

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

The Navy has recovered the remaining eight sailors who died aboard guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG-58) following an Aug. 21 collision, U.S. 7th Fleet announced late Sunday night. Read More

Navy ‘Orion Hammer’ Investigation into USS John McCain Collision Has Turned Up No Evidence of Cyber Attack

Navy ‘Orion Hammer’ Investigation into USS John McCain Collision Has Turned Up No Evidence of Cyber Attack

Sailors assigned to the navigation department aboard the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA-6) look on as the ship arrives in Singapore to provide support to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG-56). US Navy Photo

THE PENTAGON – A Navy investigation has turned up little evidence supporting the idea that USS John S. McCain (DDG-56) was a victim of a cyber attack, making it more likely that mechanical failure or crew error is to blame for the Aug. 21 collision between the destroyer and a chemical tanker. Read More

Memo Formally Starts Navy Investigation Into U.S. Pacific Fleet Incidents

Memo Formally Starts Navy Investigation Into U.S. Pacific Fleet Incidents

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. US Navy Photo

The investigation into four surface warship incidents that have resulted in hundreds of millions in damage, the confirmed death of eight sailors and nine more sailors missing has formally begun. Read More

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