US destroyer and a tanker collide near Singapore

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US destroyer and a tanker collide near Singapore

Postby CielOnTap on Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:29 pm

Malaysian search and rescue crews were involved in searching for missing sailors.

Monday's crash marked the fourth time this year a US warship has been involved in an accident in Asian waters.
Richardson said in a Facebook statement that he has also asked Adm. Phil Davidson, commander of US Fleet Forces Command, to take charge of the investigation, which will include a review of "the process by which we train and certify our forces that are forward-deployed in Japan to make sure that we're doing everything we can to make them ready for operations and war fighting."
The probe will also examine operational tempo and "trends in personnel, materiel, maintenance and equipment," he said. "It will also include a review of how we train and certify our surface warfare community, including tactical and navigational proficiency."

http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/20/asia/us-navy-destroyer-collision-singapore/index.html
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Re: US destroyer and a tanker collide near Singapore

Postby fishandchips on Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:14 am

The Commander of the Navy's 7th fleet is having to take the responsibility for 4 crashes in the area.
The McCain suffered a steering failure as the warship was beginning its approach into the Strait of Malacca, before colliding with the tanker, a Navy official told CNN.

The official said it was unclear why the crew couldn't use the ship's backup steering systems to maintain control.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/22/politics/uss-mccain-7th-fleet-commander-dismissal/index.html
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Re: US destroyer and a tanker collide near Singapore

Postby CielOnTap on Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:48 pm

The names of the 10 US sailors have been published. One sailor has been found dead and the others are missing.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2017/08/24/these-are-the-10-sailors-lost-from-the-uss-john-s-mccain/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.89800bc5497b
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