After the second collision of a U.S. Navy ship with a commercial vessel, the us authorities decided to suspend all operations of the Navy to ascertain the causes of the incident.
photo: Twitter Adm. John Richardson
As the head of staff U.S. Navy Admiral John Richardson, in connection with the incident with the American destroyer “Fitzgerald” and “John McCain”, committed within two months of collision, commercial fleet, decided to suspend all operations with ships of the United States.
As explained by the Admiral in his microblog on Twitter, pause in the operations of the Navy of the USA will be made until the investigation understands the causes of the incident and sets the guilty.
“The negative trend of recent months requires more decisive action on our part. So I had to pause in the operations of all the navies of the United States around the world,” wrote Richardson.
“We need to conduct an extensive review of the readiness of the fleet, and the actions of the personnel of the U.S. Navy ships following two incidents with the American destroyers,” added the Admiral.
According to him, the result will be a comprehensive investigation to identify all factors that caused the incident with the destroyer “John McCain. The head of the headquarters of the naval forces of the United States did not rule out that the collision with the tanker could lead to hacker attack.
“The consequence will be worked out every possible version of the causes of the incident, including a possible cybermasters and sabotage,” he said.
We will remind, the first incident of a U.S. military ship occurred on the night of June 17 off the coast of Japan, 20 km from Cape Isozaki, where the US Navy destroyer “Fitzgerald” collided with the container ship ACX Crystal. In command of the 7th fleet of the US reported the deaths of seven American sailors, which were in flooded compartments.
The second episode occurred on 21 August to the East of the Strait of Malacca. The US Navy destroyer “John McCain”, came into the port of Singapore, collided with a Liberian oil tanker trade Alnic MC. In the result of incident 10 U.S. sailors missing, five received injuries of varying severity.