Navy leadership has issued more punishments to sailors involved in the two fatal collisions in the Western Pacific, senior service officials told USNI News on Thursday.
Collision Accidents at Sea
A bulk carrier collided with a tug in a river waterway. The damage sustained by the tug was sufficient to merit a dry dock and it was out of service for almost seven weeks. Find more inside.
The guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62) has arrived in Mississippi ahead of repairs that were the result of a fatal collision with a merchant ship in June, the Navy announced on Friday.
This post has been corrected to reflect early accountability actions taken on USS John S. McCain (DDG-56) after the collision on Aug. 21 with a merchant tanker.
The commanders of the two guided-missile destroyers that were involved in fatal collisions with merchant ships in 2017 will face military criminal charges that include dereliction of duty.
Following confirmation that the oil tanker Sanchi has now sunk, after the collision off the coast of China, our thoughts and hopes remain with the seafarers still missing.
The U.S. Navy sent a P-8A aircraft to assist the international search and rescue effort in the East China Sea following a Saturday collision between two commercial vessels.
According to Chinese Authorities, the oil tanker which collided with a cargo vessel is still on fire off the east coast of China and is at risk of explosion.
In the longer term, it is expected that there will be a full investigation into this incident and that the results and findings will be brought to IMO so that we can do whatever may be necessary.
Miscommunication leads to a collision between a ro-ro ferry and a loaded tanker. Find out more about the accident inside the article.
The fatal collisions of the two guided-missile destroyers USS John S. McCain and USS Fitzgerald between merchant ships that killed 17 sailors were rooted in fundamental failures in the crew’s ability.
The service announced the ship would be repaired at Huntington Ingalls Industries yard in Mississippi in August.
Divers have recovered two bodies out of the five missing crew of JBB DE RONG 19, following the collision between tanker KARTIKA SEGARA and dredger JBB DE RONG 19.
As of Sunday night, Navy and Marine divers have recovered all 10 sailors that were missing and believed to be in two berthing areas that were flooded
Head of the U.S. Pacific Fleet removed the commander of U.S. 7th Fleet from his position just days after the second deadly crash involving a U.S. warship this year.
Unprecedented string of U.S. surface ship incidents that have resulted hundred of millions in damages is prompting the Navy to take a hard look at how they operate their warships.
McCain (DDG-56) collided with the Liberian-flagged chemical tanker Alnic MC around 5:24 a.m. on Monday, local time.
Commanding officer, executive officer and command master chief of the guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) were relieved of their duties by Vice Adm., Commander, Seventh Fleet, on August 18.
The destroyer damaged by a collision with a merchant vessel off the coast of Japan is heading back to the U.S. for repairs.
While leaving the anchorage, a tanker was driven into the bow of the general cargo vessel – which was still anchored but dragging – causing major damage to both vessels.
A Collision takes place between an oil bunker barge and a general cargo ship, leading to seawater rushing into barge’s bridge, accommodation areas and engine room through the vessel’s open weathertight doors.
A loaded bulk carrier collides with another vessel in restricted visibility, leading to the sinking of one vessel sank while water ingress into forepeak tank of another. Read inside to know more about the incident.
Fullers Group, has been fined $40,000 and ordered to pay reparations of $90,000 when the Auckland ferry Kea collided with Victoria wharf.
A car carrier collides with another vessel as the OOW on the bridge was immersed in the task of planning the next voyage on paper charts. Read more inside the article.