USS John McCain: Remains of missing sailors found

USS John McCain: Remains of missing sailors found

"The divers were able to locate some remains in those sealed compartments during their search".

"Additionally, the Malaysian Navy has reported that they have located potential remains", Swift said. The remains were being transferred to the U.S. Navy for identification.

Navy and Marine Corps divers from the USS America and Yokosuka Naval Base have been searching the McCain using surface-supplied air rigs to access sealed compartments, said a Navy statement issued earlier Tuesday.

"During the collision, John S. McCain sustained significant hull damage that resulted in flooding to nearby compartments, including crew berthing, machinery and communications rooms", the US Navy explained in a press release. Yet, both collisions involved large commercial ships with massive radar profiles that are "impossible to miss, if you are looking, " Mr Lambert said.

The McCain had been sailing to a routine port visit in Singapore via a narrow, rocky strait that is among the world's busiest. John McCain, R-Ariz., who were former admirals in the U.S. Navy.

He said the Navy would conduct an investigation "to find out if there is a common cause ... and if so, how do we solve that".

Richardson called for a review of the 7th Fleet's maintenance, personnel and equipment in the region.

The Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Admiral John Richardson has ordered an "operational pause" and a probe of all fleet activity.

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Swift lauded the "damage control efforts of the crew", such as helping injured sailors and fighting to control the flooding and stability of the ship.

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore said it was notified just before dawn of the collision in "Singapore territorial waters", and Singapore was leading search operations.

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said to have sailors killed in two collisions this year was disconcerting.

The collision was the second involving a ship from the Navy's 7th Fleet in the Pacific in two months.

Richardson said that the investigation will examine the process by which the U.S. Navy trains and certifies its forces that were forward deployed in Japan, Xinhua reported. In late January, the guided missile cruiser USS Antietam ran aground while trying to anchor in Tokyo Bay. He says sailors they set up watertight boundaries and shored up the ship's internal structure.

A South Korean fishing boat collided with the USS Lake Champlain guided-missile cruiser off the Korean Peninsula. The ship is named for his grandfather John Sidney McCain Sr. and his father, John Sidney McCain Jr.

The destroyer was damaged on its port side aft, or left rear, from the collision that happened at 5:24 a.m. but headed to port under its own power.

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