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Deadly USS McCain Crash

posted Oct 24, 2017, 7:06 AM by PHS Warrior Beat   [ updated Nov 6, 2017, 7:12 AM ]

By: Chris Sanders

    On October 12, 2017 the USS McCain crashed into a oil tanker off of Singapore.

Fox news put out a story and said this, “The commanding officer and executive officer of the USS John S. McCain were relieved of their duties Tuesday, nearly two months after 10 sailors were killed when the U.S. Navy destroyer crashed into an oil tanker.” What happened for them to be relieved of their duties?

    In the happening of the crash there were 10 missing sailors and 5 injured. The 10 missing sailors were recovered nearly a whole week after the crash happened, Fox News says.

    Commander Alfredo Sanchez and Commander Jessie Sanchez were relieved from duty of the USS McCain. They were sent off to different duties. The 2 commanders must've been in charge of the ship when this event happened and the event happening must've caused them to be relieved.

    Back to the question why they were relieved, Fox News was able to find information from the Navy of what happened. Navy says to Fox News, “It is evident the collision was preventable, the commanding officer exercised poor judgment and the executive officer exercised poor leadership of the ship's training program”. So poor leadership is a possibility of why the collision happened.

    Also maybe a lack of focus by the commanding officers and their lack of command allowed the ship to wreck into the oil tanker.

    But how can you wreck into a ship when you have the best technology and such a wide open ocean?

    Is it a coincidence? There has been 2 crashes in a matter of 2 months off of Singapore. It could be just accidents, but they also could have a purpose.

10/23/17 Edited by: NH