The remains of some American sailors have been found in sealed compartments aboard the USS John S. McCain, Adm. Scott Swift of the U.S. Pacific Command said Tuesday.
A top U.S. Navy admiral called for a swift and thorough investigation into Monday's collision of the USS John S. McCain into an oil tanker near Singapore, marking the second deadly mishap that occurred in the Pacific in the past three months.
Adm. John Richardson ordered an operational pause in all the fleets around the world while the Navy works to determine the factors behind the collision. Richardson tweeted that the Navy will conduct a wide investigation, including a review into the possibility of "cyber intrusion or sabotage."
2 clarify Re: possibility of cyber intrusion or sabotage, no indications right now...but review will consider all possibilities— Adm. John Richardson (@CNORichardson) August 21, 2017
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