USS John S. McCain Returns to Sea Two Years After Deadly Collision

The guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain is returning to sea more than two years its deadly collision with a containership in the shipping lanes off Singapore. The Navy announced Monday that the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer has completed necessary repairs at the U.S. Naval Ship Repair Facility-Japan Regional Maintenance Center in Yokosuka, Japan and she is now … [Read more...]

NTSB Points to Navy Failures in John S. McCain Accident Report

The August 2017 collision between the USS John S McCain and a commercial tanker was caused by insufficient training, inadequate bridge operating procedures and a lack of operational oversight, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a Marine Accident Report released today. Ten sailors aboard the John S McCain died and another 48 were injured when the Arleigh … [Read more...]

Trump Says He Was Unaware of Effort to Move USS John McCain ‘Out of Sight’

WASHINGTON, May 29 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he was unaware of any effort to move the USS John S. McCain that was stationed near the site of his recent speech in Japan. A U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity, confirmed to Reuters that an initial request had been made to keep the John McCain out of sight during Trump's speech but … [Read more...]

ProPublica: How the Navy’s Top Commander Botched the Highest-Profile Investigation in Years

This article is part of a series originally published by ProPublica titled "The Navy's Disaster in the Pacific: Death and Neglect in 7th Fleet", exploring the collisions involving the USS Fitzgerald and USS John S. McCain.   By T. Christian Miller and Robert Faturechi, ProPublica WASHINGTON — Lt. Cmdr. Jennifer Pollio could not believe what she was hearing … [Read more...]

Top US Navy Admiral Says “None Of The Promised Reforms Are Complete”

by Robert Faturechi and T. Christian Miller (ProPublica) Sen. Angus King wanted some straight answers. At a Feb. 12 hearing of a panel of the Senate Armed Services Committee, he expressed alarm over recent revelations concerning two deadly collisions of Navy ships in the Pacific in 2017. King, a Maine independent, declared the accidents avoidable and questioned the Navy’s … [Read more...]