The US Navy on Monday confirmed recovery of the remains of all 10 sailors killed after the warship John S McCain collided with a merchant vessel in waters near Singapore and Malaysia.
“The US navy and marine corps divers have now recovered the remains of all 10 USS John S McCain sailors,” the Seventh Fleet said in a statement on its website.
The navy found the remains of missing sailors inside sealed sections of the damaged hull of the warship, which is moored at Singapore’s Changi Naval Base.
“The incident is under investigation to determine the facts and circumstances of the collision,” the statement added.
The Navy has removed Seventh Fleet Commander Vice Admiral Joseph Aucoin from his post, citing “a loss of confidence in his ability to command” after the run of accidents.
The US navy has also flagged plans for temporary and staggered halts in operations across its global fleet to allow staff to focus on safety.
Earlier report: Aug 21, 10 Sailors Missing After US Warship Collides with Tanker near Singapore