Second body found — Missing US sailors

29 Août, 2017, 00:40 | Auteur: Lynn Cook
  • Second body found — Missing US sailors

Aucoin, a decorated fighter pilot, had been set to retire in the coming weeks, but his departure was hastened by superiors who'd lost confidence in his leadership, according to The New York Times. REUTERS/Calvin Wong The damaged USS John McCain is docked at Changi Naval Base in Singapore August 22, 2017.

"As the Navy begins the process of recovering our fallen sailors, our thoughts and prayers go out to their families and friends".

The remains were medically examined and will be returned to Malaysian authorities, the Navy's 7th Fleet said in a statement.

In a statement, the RMN said the body was handed back to its frigate KD Lekiu late on Thursday, before it was surrendered to the police at about 9.15pm for further action. Another accident involving a U.S. warship a few months ago near Japan resulted in the vessel's captain being relieved of duty.

Two helicopters from the San Diego-based USS America Wednesday combed the area in the South China Sea for the missing sailors.

Thankfully, the branches of the U.S. military have a culture of accountability.

Adm. Swift says they're still hopeful they will find survivors. Several other sailors were disciplined. The crew members who were not impacted were able to contain the flooding and prevent further damage from occurring. The firing of Vice Admiral Joseph Aucoin, a three-star admiral, was a rare dismissal of a high-ranking officer for operational reasons. All five Sailors are reportedly doing well.

This after the collision between the guided missile destroyer USS John S. McCain and merchant vessel Alnic MC, in the Singapore Strait on Monday. In June, the USS Fitzgerald collided with a tanker ship, killing seven sailors.