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  • 'Out of sight': Trump confirms USS John McCain was hidden from his view

    05/30/2019 10:37:37 AM PDT · by Monrose72 · 36 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 30-05-19 | Justin McCurry
    Donald Trump has confirmed that a warship named after his Republican nemesis, the late Arizona senator John McCain, was intentionally hidden from his view during his visit to a naval base in Japan this week. The president confirmed that the ship had been intentionally hidden, saying someone had taken measures “because they thought I didn’t like [McCain]”. The Wall Street Journal cited an email dated 15 May from an official at the US Indo-Pacific Command to US navy and air force officials which said the USS John McCain “needs to be out of sight” during Trump’s Memorial Day visit to...
  • Years of Warning Then Death and Disaster (U.S.S. Fitzgerald and U.S.S. John McCain)

    02/24/2019 8:56:33 AM PST · by Retain Mike · 21 replies
    ProPublica ^ | February 7, 2019 | Robert Faturechi, Megan Rose, T. Christian Miller
    When Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin was elevated to lead the vaunted 7th Fleet in 2015, he expected it to be the pinnacle of his nearly four-decade Navy career. But what he found with the 7th Fleet alarmed and angered him. The fleet was short of sailors, and those it had were often poorly trained and worked to exhaustion. Its warships were falling apart, and a bruising, ceaseless pace of operations meant there was little chance to get necessary repairs done. The very top of the Navy was consumed with buying new, more sophisticated ships, even as its sailors struggled to...
  • Reports on Collisions of USS FITZGERALD (DDG 62) and USS JOHN S MCCAIN (DDG 56)

    06/15/2018 2:47:33 PM PDT · by Retain Mike · 36 replies
    U.S. Navy ^ | unknown | U.S. Navy
    The collisions were avoidable between USS FITZGERALD (DDG 62) and Motor Vessel ACX CRYSTAL, and between USS JOHN S MCCAIN (DDG 56) and Motor Vessel ALNIC MC. Three U.S. Navy investigations concerning each of these incidents are complete. Command and Admiralty investigations in each case retain legal privilege to protect the interests of the United States Government in future litigation. As Chief of Naval Operations, I have determined to retain the legal privilege that exists with the command Admiralty investigations in order to protect the legal interests of the United States Government and the families of those Sailors who perished....
  • Former commander of USS John S McCain pleads guilty, retires after deadly collision

    05/27/2018 10:36:52 AM PDT · by BBell · 43 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com/ ^ | 5/27/18 | Bradford Betz
    A former commander of the USS John S. McCain pleaded guilty Friday to dereliction of duty when the destroyer collided with a commercial tanker, killing 10 sailors and injuring five in the Straits of Singapore last August. Cmdr. Alfredo Sanchez, who has served in the Navy for more than 20 years, testified during a special court-martial at the Washington Navy Yard, Stars and Stripes reported. “I am ultimately responsible and stand accountable,” Sanchez said. “I will forever question my decisions that contributed to this tragic event.” Per disciplinary proceedings, Sanchez agreed to retire from service, forfeit $6,000 in wages, and...
  • Navy files homicide charges against commanders of 2 ships in deadly crashes

    01/16/2018 4:49:47 PM PST · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 16, 2018 | Elizabeth Zwirz
    Two Navy commanders will face negligent homicide charges related to the deadly crashes of two ships off Asia last year, the Navy announced Tuesday. The decision to file charges against service members of the USS Fitzgerald and the USS John S. McCain were decided by Adm. Frank Caldwell, who was given the authority and examined the evidence of what caused the collisions, according to Navy spokesman Capt. Greg Hicks. Former Cmdr. Bryce Benson of the USS Fitzgerald and former Cmdr. Alfredo J. Sanchez of the USS John S. McCain are among those charged...
  • Department of the Navy Final Report on the USS FITZGERALD and USS JOHN S MCCAIN collisions.

    11/01/2017 9:46:20 AM PDT · by gandalftb · 55 replies
    Department of the Navy ^ | November 1, 2017 | Chief of Naval Operations
    The collisions were avoidable between USS FITZGERALD (DDG 62) and Motor Vessel ACX CRYSTAL, and between USS JOHN S MCCAIN (DDG 56) and Motor Vessel AALNIC MC. Three U.S. Navy investigations concerning each of these incidents are complete.
  • US Navy dismisses commander after deadly warship collision

    10/11/2017 7:33:18 AM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | August 23, 2017
    The US Navy confirmed Wednesday it had fired the commander of its Seventh Fleet after a deadly collision between a destroyer and a tanker off Singapore, the latest of several accidents involving an American warship in Asian waters. Vice Admiral Joseph Aucoin was relieved “due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command,” a navy statement said. The navy is undertaking a fleet-wide global investigation after Monday’s incident involving the USS John S. McCain, which left 10 sailors missing and five injured after a gaping hole was torn in the warship’s side. The Seventh Fleet, headquartered at Yokosuka...
  • The Hammer Falls On The USS John S. McCain Command Team

    10/11/2017 7:18:19 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 57 replies
    Red State ^ | 11 Oct 2017
    On August 21, the guided missile destroyer USS John S. McCain was rammed by a Liberian-flagged supertanker, the Alnic MC. Ten sailor were killed in the collision. (See my posts on the collision here.) Yesterday, the US Navy announced that is had relieved the commander and the executive officer of the USS John S. McCain and called the collision preventable: The commanding officer, Cmdr. Alfredo J. Sanchez, and executive officer, Cmdr. Jessie L. Sanchez, of the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) were relieved of their duties by Vice Adm. Phil Sawyer, Commander, Seventh Fleet, on Oct. 11....
  • Navy Does Not Rule Out Intentional Act in Latest Warship Collision

    08/22/2017 10:49:13 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 39 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 8/22/17 | Bill Gertz
    The Navy has not ruled out an intentional action behind the latest deadly collision between a Navy destroyer and a merchant ship, the chief of naval operations told reporters Monday. "That's is certainly something we are giving full consideration to but we have no indication that that's the case—yet," Adm. John Richardson, the CNO, said at the Pentagon. "But we're looking at every possibility, so we're not leaving anything to chance," he said. Asked if that includes the possibility the electronic defenses on the guided missile destroyer USS John S. McCain were hacked in a cyber attack, Richardson said investigators...
  • Source: McMaster Fails to Brief Trump Before ‘That’s Too Bad’ Error

    08/21/2017 5:09:17 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 69 replies
    breitbart ^ | 8/20/2017 | matthew boyle
    A source with direct knowledge of these matters tells Breitbart News that the senior staff at the White House, including National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, did not brief President Donald Trump on the collision the Navy destroyer USS John McCain had with an oil tanker near Singapore before he originally seemingly dismissed the incident saying, “that’s too bad.” Trump later, after receiving more information on it, tweeted that he hopes for the best for the lost sailors. The collision left 10 sailors missing and another five injured. “That’s too bad,” Trump said when responding to shouted press questions about the...
  • First Video Shows Extensive Damage To USS John McCain After Collision With Tanker

    08/21/2017 7:31:15 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 92 replies
    GP ^ | 08/21/17 | Joshua Caplan
    10 U.S. sailors are still missing after the USS John McCain collided wth a commercial tanker off the coast of Singapore on Sunday. The first set of videos and photos show extensive damage to the destroyer.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUoWPpgexK4  DVID reports on the damage sustained by the Navy vessel:   Damage to the portside is visible as the Guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) steers towards Changi Naval Base, Republic of Singapore, following a collision with the merchant vessel Alnic MC while underway east of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore on Aug. 21. Significant damage to the hull resulted...
  • 10 missing after USS John McCain collides with merchant ship; search underway

    08/20/2017 6:35:30 PM PDT · by Enchante · 468 replies
    ABC NEWS ^ | August 20, 2017 | LUCIEN BRUGGEMAN
    A Navy guided-missile destroyer, the USS John S. McCain, collided with a commercial vessel east of Singapore early Monday morning local time, the Navy said. There were 10 sailors missing and five injured, the Navy said. The collision with the merchant ship Alnic MC occurred east of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore at 6:24 a.m. Japan Standard Time, as the McCain was on its way for a routine port visit in Singapore, the Navy said.
  • USS John S. McCain collides with merchant ship in Pacific

    08/20/2017 5:04:57 PM PDT · by Dr.Deth · 128 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/20/2017 | Fox News
    USS John S. McCain has collided with a merchant vessel east of Singapore and the Strait of Malacca. The guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain was involved in a collision with a merchant vessel east of Singapore and the Strait of Malacca, the Navy said in a tweet. Initial reports indicate the warship sustained damage to its port side aft. No immediate word on any casualties. Search and rescue efforts are under way in coordination with local authorities, the Navy said. The warship is named after John S. McCain, Sr., and John S. McCain, Jr., both Admirals in the U.S....
  • USS John S. McCain collides with merchant ship near Strait of Malacca

    08/20/2017 5:02:26 PM PDT · by blueyon · 82 replies
    www.c7f.navy.mil ^ | 8/20/17 | By U.S. 7th Fleet Public Affairs
    SOUTH CHINA SEA - The guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) was involved in a collision with the merchant vessel Alnic MC while underway east of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore on Aug. 21. The collision was reported at 6:24 a.m. Japan Standard Time, while the ship was transiting to a routine port visit in Singapore. Initial reports indicate John S. McCain sustained damage to her port side aft. Search and rescue efforts are underway in coordination with local authorities.
  • US keeps eye on NKorean ship: officials [USS John McCain]

    06/19/2009 7:07:40 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 14 replies · 670+ views
    AFP ^ | 2009-06-19
    WASHINGTON (AFP) — A US Navy destroyer is tracking a North Korean ship possibly carrying banned cargo as part of international efforts to enforce UN sanctions against Pyongyang, according to a US defense official. The USS John S. McCain was shadowing the vessel, the Kang Nam, the first ship to be monitored under a UN resolution imposed a week ago that bans arms shipments to and form North Korea, the official said. "We are keeping an eye on that ship," the official, who asked not to be named, told AFP.
  • Pictured: The Massive Floating Destroyer The Americans Are Sending To Keep North Korean Missiles...

    06/19/2009 6:08:19 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 100 replies · 4,216+ views
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | June 19, 2009
    Pictured: The massive floating destroyer the Americans are sending to keep North Korean missiles at bay By DAILY MAIL REPORTER 19th June 2009 USS John McCain: The destroyer has been deployed to intercept a North Korean vessel suspected of carrying illicit weapons The U.S. military is planning to intercept a North Korean ship suspected of carrying illicit nuclear materials and missiles. Navy destroyer the USS John McCain has been deployed to intercept the Kang Nam as it leaves the coast of China, according to a senior US defence official. The ship, which left a port in North Korea on Wednesday,...
  • U.S. Military (USS John McCain) Set to Intercept North Korean Ship

    06/19/2009 8:44:14 AM PDT · by maquiladora · 142 replies · 8,340+ views
    fox news ^ | Friday, June 19, 2009
    The USS John McCain, a navy destroyer, will intercept the ship Kang Nam as soon as it leaves the vicinity off the coast of China, according to a senior U.S. defense official. The U.S. military is seeking to intercept a flagged North Korean ship suspected of proliferating weapons material in violation of a U.N. Security Council resolution passed last Friday, FOX News has learned. The USS John McCain, a navy destroyer, will intercept the ship Kang Nam as soon as it leaves the vicinity off the coast of China, according to a senior U.S. defense official. The ship left a...
  • Sub collides with sonar array towed by U.S. Navy ship (Chinese sub hits USS John McCain)

    06/12/2009 5:24:36 PM PDT · by james500 · 94 replies · 5,215+ views
    CNN ^ | 6/12/2009 | Barbara Starr
    In what a U.S. military official calls an "inadvertent encounter," a Chinese submarine hit an underwater sonar array being towed by the destroyer USS John McCain on Thursday. The array was damaged, but the sub and the ship did not collide, the official said. A sonar array is a radar towed behind a ship that listens and locates underwater sounds. The incident occurred near Subic Bay off the coast of the Philippines.