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...]

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...]