The Pentagon intends to keep indefinitely its legacy cluster munitions, more than 1.5 million of which are in South Korea.
The Navy’s top admiral ordered new procedures for vessel certification and more training for ship crews after a series of accidents this year in the western Pacific.
Crew and basic navigational errors were to blame for two collisions between Navy ships and commercial vessels in the Western Pacific, the Navy’s top officer said Wednesday.
After a sailing trip from Hawaii to Tahiti went awry, the friends were found by the Navy 5,000 miles off course. “I had tears in my eyes,’’ one woman said.
The commanding and executive officers were relieved on Wednesday, nearly two months after the destroyer collided with a tanker near Singapore, leaving 10 sailors dead.
A top officer issued new orders to sailors worldwide as the Navy scrambled to make priorities of safety and maintenance after two deadly collisions in recent months.