U.S. Navy photo

The U.S. Navy will issue new directives requiring ship commanders operating in congested seas to broadcast their ships' locations in an effort to avoid collisions, according to a report that aired on National Public Radio on Friday.

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(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kelsey L. Adams/Released)

Mishaps in the Navy’s 7th Fleet have left officials scratching their heads as to what to do to prevent deadly collisions on the high seas. Now they have an answer: Go back to basics.

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U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Madailein Abbott

More than 40 American service members have died or are presumed dead due to non-combat accidents since May, raising concerns that the military is on the brink of what one Illinois congressman called a “readiness crisis,” according to CNN.

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