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  • 28 November 2017
    Vessels

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) departed Subic Bay, Philippines aboard heavy lift transport vessel MV Treasure in route to Fleet Activities Yokosuka Nov. 28. John S. McCain was diverted to Subic Bay Oct. 22 due to poor weather conditions and to repair cracks in the ship’s hull discovered […]

  • 8 March 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    A “sudden turn” by the US Navy destroyer USS John S McCain, which put it in the path of the merchant ship Alnic MC, caused the collision between the two vessels in the Singapore Strait on August 21, 2017. The USS John S McCain’s sudden turn was due to a series of missteps that took […]

  • 12 July 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy included senator John McCain (R-AZ) as the namesake of Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS John S. McCain in a ceremony in Yokosuka, Japan, on July 11. The destroyer was originally named after senator McCain’s father and grandfather and now honors three generations of McCains dedicated service to the navy and nation. […]

  • 18 July 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The latest round of tests carried out on US Navy destroyer USS John S. McCain after it was repaired following a deadly 2017 collision have revealed further issues postponing the ship’s return to the fleet. The Japan-based ship was expected to complete all repairs from the collision with a merchant vessel in the Singapore Strait […]

  • 6 July 2017
    Training & Education

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) participated with four Royal Australian Navy ships, the Royal Australian Air Force, and United States Marine Corps during Field Training Exercise North (FTX-N). FTX-N is a precursor to Talisman Saber 17 (TS 17) while on patrol in the 7th Fleet area of operations. Talisman […]

  • 28 November 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    US Navy destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) was floated out from dry dock on November 27 and moored pierside at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, where the ship is undergoing repairs after colliding with a merchant ship in August 2017. McCain’s launch is an important step in the ongoing effort to repair and restore […]

  • 7 September 2017
    Industry news

    The Navy intends to issue a task order on an existing contract, for the salvage patching and transport via heavy lift of USS John S McCain (DDG 56) from Changi Naval Base in Singapore to the U.S. Navy’s Ship Repair Facility-Japan Regional Maintenance Center in Yokosuka, Japan. The lift is notionally planned for late September. […]

  • 28 October 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    After sustaining significant damage in a collision with a merchant tanker in August 2017, Japan-based US Navy destroyer USS John S. McCain has completed repair and rectification work and is now ready for at-sea trials. The ship was refloated in November 2018 but subsequent tests revealed issues with a misaligned port shaft. According to an […]

  • 10 August 2017
    Authorities

    US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS John S. McCain sailed within 12 miles of a Chinese artificial reef in the South China Sea on Thursday, according to Reuters. Citing unidentified officials, Reuters wrote that the USS John S. McCain sailed close to the disputed Mischief Reef in the Spratly Islands where China has built airstrips […]

  • 28 August 2017
    Authorities

    The US Navy’s amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) departed Singapore on August 27 after providing support to USS John S. McCain following the August 21 collision. While in Singapore, sailors and marines aboard America provided initial support for the McCain crew to include berthing for 155 sailors, daily supplies, counseling, medical/dental services and […]

  • 24 August 2017
    Authorities

    The US Navy’s 7th Fleet announced it is suspending the search efforts for US Navy sailors reported missing after a collision between US destroyer USS John S. McCain and a commercial tanker on Monday. The navy said it discovered the remains of one sailor while the other nine are still missing. US and regional navies […]

  • 5 October 2017
    Authorities

    Instead of transporting the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) to the US for repairs, the US Navy has decided to repair the ship in Yokosuka, Japan. The navy estimates that the destroyer did not suffer as much damage as the USS Fitzgerald – which will be transported back to the US for repairs […]

  • 24 August 2017
    Authorities

    The remains which were found by the Royal Malaysian Navy on August 22 during their search for missing US Navy sailors are not those of a USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) sailor. This was determined after medical examinations of the remains, which will be returned to Malaysian authorities. Additional divers from the 15th Marine […]

  • 22 August 2017
    Authorities

    Remains of an unidentified number of US Navy sailors have been found in the flooded USS John S. McCain compartments, US Navy Adm. Scott Swift said Tuesday. Speaking to reporters at Singapore’s Changi Naval Base, where the US destroyer docked after a collision with an oil tanker, Swift further said that during search efforts at sea […]

  • 27 December 2016
    Authorities

    U.S. Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain arrived in Puerto Princesa, the Philippines for a brief port call on December 24. During the visit, the McCain crew will participate in a series of community service projects and sporting events. The visit comes months after Filipino president Rodrigo Duterte said that his country would stop […]

  • 27 August 2018
    Authorities

    Highest ranking US Navy officials released statements Aug. 25 on the death of Senator and Navy veteran John S. McCain III who died from brain cancer Aug. 25 at age 81. Richard V. Spencer, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson and the commanding officer of USS John S. McCain (DDG 56), Cmdr. Micah Murphy, […]

  • 11 October 2017
    Authorities

    The US Navy has fired the commanding and executive officers of guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain following a collision in which 10 US sailors lost their lives. Commanding officer, Cmdr. Alfredo J. Sanchez, and executive officer, Cmdr. Jessie L. Sanchez, were relieved of their duties on October 11 due to a loss of confidence. John […]

  • 28 August 2017
    Authorities

    The US Navy announced late on Sunday that its divers have recovered the remains of all ten missing USS John S. McCain sailors from inside the ship. The sailors were missing since an August 21 collision between the destroyer and a merchant vessel near the Strait of Malacca. The US Navy previously identified the missing […]

  • 21 August 2017
    Authorities

    US Navy destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) collided with a merchant ship while underway east of Singapore and the Strait of Malacca on August 21. According to the US Navy, ten sailors are missing and five are injured after the guided-missile destroyer collided with oil tanker Alnic MC. Four of the injured were medically evacuated by a […]

  • 25 August 2017
    Authorities

    The US Navy has found the second of ten USS John S. McCain sailors who went missing following a collision on Monday. On Thursday night, U.S Navy and Marine Corps divers recovered and identified remains of 26-year-old USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) sailor, Electronics Technician 3rd Class Dustin Louis Doyon, of Connecticut. More divers […]

  • 22 August 2017
    Authorities

    As the search for the 10 missing USS John S. McCain sailors continues, the US chief of naval operations has ordered a pause in navy operations worldwide in order for fleet commanders to “assess practices”. US Navy Adm. John Richardson directed the navy to take an “operational pause” in all of its fleets around the […]

  • 20 September 2017
    Authorities

    US tax payers will have to pay approximately $600 million for the repairs of two US Navy Arleigh Burke-class destroyers and a cruiser, senator John McCain said at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing titled ‘Recent United States Navy Incidents at Sea’. During the hearing, US Navy officials gave their testimonies and answered questions about a […]

  • 17 January 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Former US Navy officers in charge of two destroyers involved in fatal collisions in the Pacific in 2017 are facing charges of dereliction of duty, hazarding a vessel, and negligent homicide, the US Navy said in a statement on January 16. US Navy Admiral Frank Caldwell, the man in charge of a review into the accountability actions […]

  • 23 January 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) stopped in Subic Bay, Philippines, January 23, during its regular patrol. The Arleigh Burke-class ship will use the stop to conduct some minor repairs with the assistance of Filipino companies. McCain’s crew will also participate in a series of community service projects and sporting events […]

  • 13 December 2017
    Authorities, Vessels

    Heavily-damaged US Navy destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) arrived in Yokosuka, Japan, for repairs on December 13 after starting the final leg of its journey from Subic Bay on November 28. The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer was damaged in a collision with merchant vessel Alnic MC on August 21. After the collision, […]

  • 1 November 2017
    Authorities

    The two separate collisions between US Navy destroyers and commercial vessels in the Pacific in which a total of seventeen US Navy sailors lost their lives were preventable, a report released by the navy on November 1 says. The report details the events and actions that led to the collision of USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) […]

  • 18 September 2017
    Authorities

    The US 7th Fleet commander relieved the commander of Task Force 70 (CTF 70) and the commander of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15 as part of ongoing investigations into a series of incidents which caused the deaths of 17 US Navy sailors. The commander of Task Force 70 (CTF 70), Rear Adm. Charles Williams and the commander […]

  • 11 December 2017
    Authorities, Vessels

    After developing a new crack in its hull during the first departure from Yokosuka, US Navy destroyer USS Fitzgerald started its voyage to the US for a second time on December 9. Fitzgerald was initially loaded aboard heavy lift vessel MV Transshelf in late November to be transported to Pascagoula, Mississippi, for repairs after colliding with […]

  • 21 August 2017
    Authorities

    The US Navy’s amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) has pulled into Singaporean Changi Naval Base, mooring across the pier from the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56). According to the navy, America will provide messing and berthing services to McCain crew members and to support damage control efforts on board. America […]