US sacks top navy commanders after deadly warship collision

US sacks top navy commanders after deadly warship collisionThe US navy on Wednesday sacked two top commanders from a warship that was involved in a deadly collision with a tanker off Singapore, citing a “loss of confidence” in the officers. On August 21, the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain smashed into a tanker as the warship headed to Singapore, tearing a huge hole in the hull. Commanding officer Alfredo J. Sanchez and executive officer Jessie L. Sanchez of the USS John S. McCain “were relieved of their duties” on Wednesday, the Pacific-based US Seventh Fleet said in a statement.



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