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"Navy orders investigation of Pacific fleet after two recent collisions" by Lolita C. Baldor, Annabelle Liang, and Stephen Wright (AP) - PBS NewsHour 8/21/2017
The U.S. Navy ordered a broad investigation Monday into the performance and readiness of the Pacific-based 7th Fleet after an early morning collision between the USS John S. McCain and an oil tanker in Southeast Asian waters left 10 U.S. sailors missing and others injured.
It was the second major collision in the last two months involving the Navy's 7th Fleet. Seven sailors died in June when the USS Fitzgerald and a container ship collided in waters off Japan.
Navy Adm. John Richardson, the chief of naval operations, will call for a pause in operations and seek a deeper look at how the Navy trains and certifies its forces that are operating around Japan, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said.
"Do repeated Navy collisions suggest a systemic problem?" PBS NewsHour 8/21/2017
SUMMARY: After the Naval destroyer USS John S. McCain collided Monday with an oil tanker east of Singapore, the Navy's top admiral ordered a one-day, worldwide safety review. Just two months ago, another deadly collision occurred between a destroyer and a cargo ship near Japan. John Yang talks with retired Cmdr. Bryan McGrath of the Hudson Institute.