Officers punished for US Navy collisions
Another four seamen from the US Navy have been punished for being partly responsible for a collision including two destroyers last year, which cost a total of 17 crew members life. These are three leading officers from the USS Fitzgerald and one from the USS John McCain.
The chief commander of USS Fitzgerald along with the deputy commander and another officer as well as a USS John McCain commander were found guilty of neglecting their duties. It was an administrative punishment, which means, that the four seamen were given a written warning. This may stand in the way of promotions or lead to dismissal.
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