A U.S. Navy ship collided with a merchant vessel in the Straits of Malacca
The U.S. Navy reported that the divers brought the remains of all ten of the dead sailors of the destroyer “John McCain”, which collided with a merchant vessel earlier this month.
“John McCain” became the second missile US Navy destroyer collided with a commercial ship over the past two months.
Us investigators are trying to figure out the causes of the collision with the Liberian oil tanker in the Straits of Malacca. Published in the official picture shows a gaping hole on the left side of the destroyer below the waterline. Some sleeping compartments and spaces for communication were flooded.
In connection with the incident, the Navy command ordered the immediate suspension of operations on the fleet and fired the commander of the 7th fleet, Vice Admiral Joseph Okaina.
In the earlier collision of the American destroyer “Fitzgerald” with a cargo ship off the coast of Japan, killing seven sailors. The commander was dismissed. It is expected that they will undertake further measures, after investigators came to the conclusion that the inept management of the ship and deficiencies in the keeping of watch contributed to a collision.
The destroyer “John McCain” was named in honor of his father and grandfather of Senator John McCain, who were the admirals of the Navy. The Senator also served in the Navy. He was a pilot who spent six years in captivity during the Vietnam war.