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Former Head of US Surface Fleet May Lose Star
May 30, 2018

Former Head of US Surface Fleet May Lose Star

By Steven Stashwick
Officers still face punishment in aftermath of last year’s deadly U.S. Navy collisions.

USS Fitzgerald Officer Pleads Guilty in Collision Role
May 10, 2018

USS Fitzgerald Officer Pleads Guilty in Collision Role

By Steven Stashwick
Junior officer admits dereliction of duty in court martial plea deal.
USS Fitzgerald and USS John S. McCain Officers to Face Criminal Charges for Deadly Collisions
January 18, 2018

USS Fitzgerald and USS John S. McCain Officers to Face Criminal Charges for Deadly Collisions

By Steven Stashwick
Five officers may be tried for dereliction, hazarding a vessel, and negligent homicide.

Top US Admiral Tours Western Pacific Assuring Allies and Sailors Alike
December 20, 2017

Top US Admiral Tours Western Pacific Assuring Allies and Sailors Alike

By Steven Stashwick
Chief of Naval Operations gives special encouragement to beleaguered Seventh Fleet.

Report: US Navy Destroyer Accidents to Temporarily Reduce Aegis Missile Defense Capacity
December 18, 2017

Report: US Navy Destroyer Accidents to Temporarily Reduce Aegis Missile Defense Capacity

By Ankit Panda
Accidents involving two Arleigh Burke-class destroyers in 2017 will have serious consequences.

USS Fitzgerald Returns to Yokosuka to Repair New Damage
November 28, 2017

USS Fitzgerald Returns to Yokosuka to Repair New Damage

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The destroyer’s hull was punctured while loading onto a heavy lift ship for transport to United States for repairs.

US Navy Reports on Collisions in Pacific – the USS Fitzgerald
November 13, 2017

US Navy Reports on Collisions in Pacific – the USS Fitzgerald

By Steven Stashwick
Poor judgement, neglect of procedures preceded deadly collision.
USS John S. McCain  Returning to Japan to be Repaired
October 05, 2017

USS John S. McCain Returning to Japan to be Repaired

By Steven Stashwick
Damaged U.S. destroyer departed Singapore for U.S. base in Yokosuka.

Firings, Reforms Follow US Navy Mishaps in Pacific Fleet
September 26, 2017

Firings, Reforms Follow US Navy Mishaps in Pacific Fleet

By Steven Stashwick
New policies and new commanders while collision investigations continue.

Is the US Seventh Fleet Unprepared to Operate at Sea?
September 12, 2017

Is the US Seventh Fleet Unprepared to Operate at Sea?

By Steven Stashwick
Japan-based ships lack same training and readiness standards as U.S.-based.

USS Fitzgerald Leadership Removed, Details of Collision Aftermath Released
August 21, 2017

USS Fitzgerald Leadership Removed, Details of Collision Aftermath Released

By Steven Stashwick
Preliminary report reveals actions of sailors to escape, control flooding.
The Crash of the USS Fitzgerald: What Happened and What Comes Next?
June 20, 2017

The Crash of the USS Fitzgerald: What Happened and What Comes Next?

By Steven Stashwick
Japan-based destroyer suffers massive damage, highlights dangers of operating at sea.

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