Navy Commander Fired in Wake of USS McCain Collision

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On Monday, the USS John S. McCain collided with an oil tanker off Singapore, resulting in 10 sailors missing. In the wake of the accident, some remains have been found, and VAdm. Joseph Aucoin, the three-star commander of the U.S. 7th Fleet, was relieved of command.

The Navy said it had lost “confidence” in the commander.

Aucoin’s removal follows four accidents involving Navy ships in the Pacific this year.

Read the NPR story here.

Photo Credit: U.S. Navy

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