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Navy Announces Cause Behind 2 Fatal Collisions

'Multiple failures' by sailors partly to blame for deaths of 17 others

(Newser) - The Navy announced Wednesday that two collisions that killed 17 sailors over the summer were partly caused by "multiple failures" by service members in charge of making sure their ships didn't hit anything, the Washington Post reports. On June 17, the USS Fitzgerald hit a container ship off... More »

Navy Sends Cyber Team to Singapore in Destroyer Probe

Sent to look for 'any anomalous activity'—i.e., a cyberattack

(Newser) - In what Foreign Policy says could be a "startling development in naval warfare," the US Navy is looking into whether last month's crash of the USS John S. McCain , which killed 10 sailors, may have been the handiwork of hackers. Per the Washington Free Beacon , the Navy... More »

Divers Find Remains of All 10 Missing Sailors

They searched flooded compartments of USS John S. McCain

(Newser) - Divers have recovered the remains of all 10 sailors who went missing after the USS John S. McCain and an oil tanker collided near Singapore last week, the US Navy said Monday. Navy and Marine Corps divers had been searching in flooded compartments of the destroyer for days after the... More »

These Are the 10 Sailors Lost in Navy Collision

Remains of only one have been identified so far

(Newser) - The Navy has formally given up hope of finding any survivors from the collision of the USS John S. McCain and an oil tanker off the coast of Singapore. On Thursday, the search and rescue mission became a recovery mission, reports the Washington Post . Ten sailors were lost in the... More »

Last Straw: Navy Fires 7th Fleet Commander

Joseph Aucoin relieved of duty after string of accidents

(Newser) - The commander of the Navy's Asia-based 7th Fleet was dismissed Wednesday after a series of warship accidents raised questions about its operations in the Pacific, per the AP . A two-sentence statement issued by the Navy said Adm. Scott Swift, commander of the US Pacific Fleet, had relieved Vice Adm.... More »

Could Hackers Have Hit Navy Ships?

Navy sees no evidence of it, but isn't ruling out the possibility

(Newser) - As the Navy tries to figure out what caused its latest collision , two of the most common theories involve human error or some kind of electrical glitch in the navigation system. But another idea has surfaced as well, and the Navy isn't ruling it out: hacking. "2 clarify... More »

Some of the Missing Sailors Apparently Never Got Out

Divers find remains in search of USS John S McCain

(Newser) - It appears that at least some of the 10 missing sailors from the USS John S. McCain never made it off the ship. Divers searching compartments of the damaged Navy destroyer have located human remains and were working to retrieve them, reports CBS News . Navy officials also said that a... More »

Navy Chief Makes Rare Move After Another Collision

Orders pause in operations to assess what's going on

(Newser) - The search goes on for 10 missing US sailors after yet another accident involving a Navy ship. On Monday, Navy chief John Richardson took the rare step of ordering an "operational pause" in naval operations around the world so fleet commanders can assess what's going on, reports the... More »

Mac's Missile Shield Rant Off Target, Forgetful

System he's now never heard of relies on ship named for forebears

(Newser) - Sen. John McCain’s savaging of President Obama over shelving the Eastern European missile shield could hardly more disingenuous, David Corn writes for Mother Jones. McCain said he hadn’t heard of the technology Obama plans to use instead, but not only did he publicly praise Obama for boosting funding... More »

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