Navy 7th fleet commander dismissed after two fatal ship collisions

US Navy suffers third ship collision this year

He was due to retire in weeks.

Ten sailors were missing and five injured when the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) reported a collision with the merchant vessel Alnic MC while underway east of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore on Aug. 21.

USS John S McCain sustained significant damage to her port side aft in the collision. A modern warship like the McCain, an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, is packed with radar and passive sensor systems. You have failing equipment because it's not being repaired or invested in.

Flags across the state are flying at half staff this evening in honor of a sailor from Suffield who died overseas.

The issues extend beyond Navy ships.

A fleet-wide investigation is under way and there are plans to halt operations in the fleet temporarily, to address safety problems. In response to questions about the fleetwide review, Admiral Swift addressed speculations about whether technical failure, negligence or cyber attacks were to blame for the mounting number of ship collisions in the region. I was on McCain this morning looking at the eyes of those sailors.

'Very unlikely': At Popular Mechanics, Kyle Mizokami tosses cold water on the idea that "GPS spoofing" is to blame. The Navy says Lopez had been stationed in Japan, Spain, Pearl Harbor, San Diego and the Great Lakes before he joined the McCain crew in November 2014. The Chinese have stolen Aegis technology and they've incorporated that into their own Aegis style ships. His grandfather also served in the Navy.

It's an unsustainable path, military leaders have warned.

"This trend demands more forceful action", Adm. John Richardson, Chief of Naval Operations, said Monday. Congress has a duty to provide our Sailors with the additional resources they so clearly need, and to do so immediately. "They are tough and they are resilient. He loves where he's at, He loves the people he works with", Kimball said.

A couple of months ago, the US Naval Institute suggested that the USN change some of its practices. "We've attempted to balance risk across force to maintain readiness".

It was the second such accident in two months involving a US warship after the USS Fitzgerald collided with a Philippine-flagged cargo ship off Japan in June, leaving seven sailors dead.

According to a release from U.S. 7th Fleet Public Affairs, search efforts will continue inside the ship's flooded compartments. It is not clear when a formal announcement will be made.

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, D-Cold Spring, called the loss of Ingram "heartbreaking" in a statement. That's what I remember him for. Regarding the collision, the House Armed Services Committee member told the El Paso Times that "there has to be accountability for this and make sure this doesn't happen again".

Singapore's Maritime and Port Authority said it had deployed 250 personnel for the search-and-rescue effort over an expanded area of 2,620 square kilometres. In addition to interfering with GPS signals, hackers also could have planted malware in the ships' computer network, he says.

The collision is the fourth in a year involving a U.S. Navy vessel.

Admiral Aucoin has been commander of the fleet since September 2015 and has been in the navy since 1980.

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