But for all his humor, Corey Ingram, who joined the Navy in 2008, takes his work seriously, his mother said.
Todd E. Humphreys, a professor at the University of Texas and expert on GPS, said: "Statistically, it looks very suspicious, doesn't it?" The Navy said the warship suffered "significant damage" to its hull, flooding crew berths, machinery and communications rooms. Five of the 10 missing sailors have been named by relatives.
Scott Swift, the commander of the Navy's broader Pacific Fleet, relieved Aucoin from command of the Seventh Fleet due to a "loss of confidence in his ability to command", the Navy said in a brief statement. They don't have the discipline they should.
Partlow said she has not gotten any news on her fiancé's whereabouts but that her family and friends were being supportive and praying and hoping for the best.
"Four incidents in a short time in an operational area is a problem", he said, though he cautioned against rushing to assign blame.
In addition, the guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain collided with a South Korean fishing vessel on May 9 off the Korean Peninsula and the guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam ran aground Jan. 31 in Tokyo Bay, near its home port of Yokosuka, Japan. This was the Navy's fourth accident in Asia this year and the second fatal collision in two months.
"Those sailors did not have the basic seamanship skills, but by God, they got their sensitivity, race relations and sexual harassment training", said Peters, adding that sailors can't fight without adequate navigational skills. The Royal Malaysian Navy recovered the remains of a sailor in that location on Tuesday. "I've known since I first saw him that he is the one I want to spend my forever with".
Sawyer, speaking Thursday at a maritime security meeting in Bali, Indonesia, thanked regional navies for helping in the search for the missing McCain sailors. The state-run China Daily newspaper suggested the U.S. Navy was "becoming a hazard in Asian waters".
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"I don't believe in coincidence". On June 17, the destroyer USS Fitzgerald collided off the coast of Japan with a much heavier container ship, drowning seven sailors after a berthing compartment inside the ship flooded in less than a minute.