11 Oct '17, 3am

Deadly #USSJohnSMcCain collision with merchant ship near Singapore was preventable, US Navy says

Deadly #USSJohnSMcCain collision with merchant ship near Singapore was preventable, US Navy says

USS John McCain: US Navy says deadly collision was preventable, relieves ship commander Updated October 11, 2017 14:24:03 Photo: The hull of the US Navy guided-missile destroyer USS John S McCain was damaged in the collision. (Reuters: Ahmad Masood) Related Story: All dead sailors from USS John McCain collision now accounted for Related Story: US Navy identifies dead and missing sailors after destroyer collision Map: Singapore The collision of the USS John McCain with a merchant ship near Singapore that killed 10 sailors was preventable, the US Navy has said, after it relieved the warship's commander and his deputy from their duties. The guided-missile destroyer collided with the merchant vessel in August while on a routine port visit. "The commanding officer exercised poor judgement, and the executive officer exercised poor leadership of the ship's training program," the ...

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