As reported by One America News Network.
August 21, 2017
Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson orders a rare one-day operational pause, following the collision between a U.S. warship and an oil tanker off the coast of Singapore, that resulted in ten sailors going missing.
Admiral Richardson said the string of recent accidents in the Pacific Theater deserves forceful action.
The USS John S. McCain’s hull suffered significant damage as a result of the crash, with flooding in machinery and communications rooms on her port-side.
A broad investigation has also been opened into the Pacific Fleet as this crash follows the USS Fitzgerald collision with a Philippines merchant ship in June.
Defense Secretary James Mattis offered his support to the families of the missing sailors.