The Navy on Aug. 24 publicly disclosed the identities of the 10 crewmembers lost in the USS John S. McCain collision last weekend, announcing the suspension search-and-rescue operations for the nine sailors who are still missing.
The 80-hour, multinational rescue op has given way to a search-and-recovery op, led by Navy and Marine Corps divers who were canvassing “inside flooded compartments in the ship for the missing Sailors,” according to the Aug. 24 announcement by the Navy’s Japan-based 7th Fleet.
A team of U.S. Navy and Marine Corps divers lowers a tending line while conducting diving operations on USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) Aug. 23.Navy/Master Chief Joshua Dumke
Electronics Technician 1st Class Charles Nathan Findley, 31, from Missouri
Interior Communications Electrician 1st Class Abraham Lopez, 39, from Texas
Electronics Technician 2nd Class Kevin Sayer Bushell, 26, from Maryland
Electronics Technician 2nd Class Jacob Daniel Drake, 21, from Ohio
Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Timothy Thomas Eckels Jr., 23, from Maryland
Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Corey George Ingram, 28, from New York
Electronics Technician 3rd Class Dustin Louis Doyon, 26, from Connecticut
Electronics Technician 3rd Class John Henry Hoagland III, 20, from Texas
Interior Communications Electrician 3rd Class Logan Stephen Palmer, 23, from Illinois
A search conducted by the Malaysian navy had previously recovered the remains of as many as five people near the collision site, but U.S. officials now claim none of those remains belonged to the missing McCain crewmen.
Sailors assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS America supply department are providing support to the crew of the USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) following a collision outside the Malacca Straits.Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kristina Young
Tugboats from Singapore assist USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) as it steers towards Changi Naval Base, Republic of Singapore.Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Madailein Abbott
“This trend demands more forceful action,” the CNO, Adm. John Richardson, said in a video message announcing the operational pause. “We want our fleet commanders to get together with their leaders and their commands to ensure that we’re taking all appropriate immediate actions to ensure safe and effective operations around the world.”
An American citizen who allegedly served as a sniper for ISIS and became a leader for the terrorist group is expected to appear in federal court on Friday after being returned to the United States by the Defense Department, officials said.
Members of the Iranian revolutionary guard march during a parade to commemorate the anniversary of the Iran-Iraq war (1980-88), in Tehran September 22, 2011. (Reuters photo)
LONDON/DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's Revolutionary Guards said on Friday they had captured a British-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf after Britain seized an Iranian vessel earlier this month, further raising tensions along a vital international oil shipping route.
Britain said it was urgently seeking information about the Stena Impero after the tanker, which had been heading to a port in Saudi Arabia, suddenly changed course after passing through the Strait of Hormuz at the mouth of the Gulf.