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Marine veterans say sinking amphibious assault vehicles are ‘death traps’ following deadly accident
A sinking Marine Corps amphibious assault vehicle is a "death trap" because of how hard it can be to get everyone out alive, Marine veterans said after a deadly incident...
The Marine Corps has launched two investigations into its deadliest AAV training accident ever
Military officials have launched two investigations to determine why an amphibious assault vehicle sank recently during training off San Clemente Island, killing nine of its crew in what is now...
A fire has hobbled one of the Coast Guard’s only functioning icebreakers
U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker Healy suffered a fire in one of its main propulsion motors as it left Seward, Alaska, Aug. 18 for an extended deployment to the Arctic
3 years after the Fitzgerald and McCain collisions, the Navy’s surface warfare community shows few signs of change
Three years after two of the most shocking peacetime accidents in the history of the U.S. military, the surface community has seen little substantive change, and surface warfare officers still...
Greek and Turkish warships involved in ‘mini collision’ amid tensions in the Mediterranean
A Greek and a Turkish warship were involved in a mini-collision on Wednesday during a standoff in the eastern Mediterranean, a Greek defense source said, describing it as an "accident"
The Fitzgerald and McCain collisions left sailors traumatized. The Navy struggled to treat them
The Navy's efforts with the crews of the USS John S. McCain and the USS Fitzgerald have been uneven, resulting in prompt, thoughtful treatment for some and leaving others mired...
How a heroic Coastie sacrificed himself to save others during the service’s worst peacetime tragedy
When the Coast Guard Cutter Blackthorn capsized after it collided with a passing 605-foot oil tanker in the waters of Tampa Bay, William Flores stayed aboard to throw life jackets...
Videos show a Russian warship getting way too close to a US Navy destroyer in the Arabian Sea
The Russian vessel came within 60 yards of a U.S. Navy destroyer before altering course
Has justice actually been served for the USS Fitzgerald disaster?
Shortly after seven sailors died aboard USS Fitzgerald when she collided with a merchant ship off Yokosuka in 2017, I wrote that the Fitzgerald's watch team could have been mine
Navy and Coast Guard vessels collide in Alaska, injuring nine
The crash sent six Coasties and three sailors to the hospital
11 sailors injured in fire aboard amphibious assault ship Iwo Jima
Sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship Iwo Jima reported smoke in the cargo hold at 11:45 p.m on Thursday. The ship was pierside at Naval Station Mayport, Florida, where it's...
His father died in a WWII cargo ship explosion. Now a former CIA officer, he claims the Navy covered up the real cause
Packed with 600 tons of ammo and explosives, the USS Serpens died in a flash beneath a full moon at 11:18 p.m. on Jan. 29, 1945. Now a Central Intelligence...
A damning new report lays blame for the USS John S. McCain collision squarely on the Navy
Officials with the National Transportation Safety Board slammed the Navy for a series of failures that contributed to the August 2017 collision between the destroyer John S. McCain and Alnic...
Taiwan says a Chinese warship slammed into one of its cargo ships and then sailed off into the night
A mysterious Chinese warship collided with a Taiwanese cargo ship in the Taiwan Strait and fled the scene, the island's coast guard told local media
How the Navy’s top commander botched the service’s highest-profile investigation in years
A ProPublica examination of the cases based on confidential Navy documents, emails among top officials, court records and interviews shows that the criminal prosecutions of the accidents involving the Fitzgerald...
The Navy promised changes after back-to-back deadly collisions. Many within doubt it’s delivering on them
Interviews and an examination of the Navy’s publicly announced reforms raise uncertainty over whether senior leaders have fully followed through on them after the 7th Fleet disasters in 2017
The Navy Is Revamping Surface Warfare Training To Avoid More Deadly Collisions
The Navy has revamped training for junior officers following two deadly collisions in 2017 involving U.S. Navy ships. The revamped … Continued
Finally, A 7th Fleet Destroyer Mishap That Wasn’t The Navy’s Fault
An Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer was damaged after colliding with a commercial vessel off the coast of Japan, the fifth … Continued
Here’s Exactly What Went Wrong In the Final Moments Before The Fitzgerald And McCain Collisions
The Navy’s investigation into two separate collisions with commercial vessels involving two Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers over the summer … Continued
One Sailor’s Withdrawal From Energy Drinks Captures The Navy’s Workload Problems
Sitting in his air-conditioned hotel room, Petty Officer 2nd Class Marcus Salmon began sweating profusely. As he was overtaken by … Continued
Exhausted Navy Fleet Faces A Dilemma: How To Hit ‘Reset’ While Staying On Watch
7th Fleet, the U.S. Navy’s Pacific forward deployed naval force, has burned itself out; the cost of this burnout is … Continued
Lawmakers Grill Navy Brass Over 7th Fleet Collisions And Readiness
A row of grieving families looked on Sept. 19 as top Navy officials told a chorus of frustrated senators that … Continued