Navy Relieves Two Officers Of Duty Following Deadly USS McCain Crash
Both the commanding officer and the executive officer of the U.S. Navy’s USS John S. McCain have been relieved of their duties following the vessel’s deadly collision in August.
Cmdr. Alfredo J. Sanchez and Cmdr. Jessie L. Sanchez were both relieved from their positions from the USS McCain in Yokosuka, Japan, on Oct. 11, “due to a loss of confidence,” the Navy said in a statement.
The USS McCain collided with an oil tanker on Aug. 21 near Singapore, leaving 10 sailors dead.