After Deadly Collisions, U.S. Navy Refocuses on Leadership

By Idrees Ali NEWPORT, R.I., April 10 (Reuters) - After a pair of crashes involving U.S. Navy ships in the Asia-Pacific killed more than a dozen people last year, the Navy's efforts to develop its leaders is receiving renewed attention. Last week, the Navy inaugurated the College of Leadership and Ethics at the U.S. Naval War College in Rhode Island. Seventeen sailors … [Read more...]

USS John S. McCain Collision Caused by Destroyer’s ‘Sudden Turn to Port’, Singapore Investigation Says

SINGAPORE, March 8 (Reuters) - A U.S. guided missile destroyer's deadly collision with an oil tanker near Singapore in 2017 was caused by "a sudden turn" made by the warship that put it in the path of the commercial vessel, said a report by the Singapore government on Thursday. The collision on Aug. 21, which killed 10 sailors and was one of a handful of incidents in the … [Read more...]

Former U.S. Navy Commanding Officers Face Negligent Homicide Charges Over Ship Collisions

WASHINGTON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - The commanding officers of two U.S. Navy destroyers involved in deadly collisions last year in the Pacific Ocean face courts-martial and military criminal charges including negligent homicide, the U.S. Navy said in a statement on Tuesday. Filing charges against the officers marks the Navy's latest effort to address the problems that led to … [Read more...]

Photos: USS John S. McCain Arrives Pier Side in Yokosuka, Japan

After more than two months aboard the heavy lift vessel MV Treasure, the USS John S. McCain arrived a U.S. Navy base in Yokosuka where it will undergo repairs following its collision with a tanker in August. John S. McCain arrived in Tokyo Bay aboard heavy-lift transport vessel December 5, where it anchored as crews prepared for the offload.  The Arleigh … [Read more...]

U.S. Navy’s Damaged Destroyers Rendezvous in Japan

A rather extraordinary sight to behold in Tokyo Bay today as the U.S. Navy's two damaged destroyers, the USS John S. McCain and USS Fitzgerald, met for the first time since they were involved in separate fatal collisions with merchant ships over the summer. The USS John S. McCain had just arrived from the Philippines aboard Dockwise's heavy lift vessel MV Treasure when … [Read more...]