US Navy to relieve admiral of command after collisions -WSJ

August 23, 2017 04:13

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The US Navy plans to remove from duty the commander of the fleet that has suffered four recent collisions in Asia and the deaths of a number of sailors, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, citing US officials.

Vice Admiral Joseph Aucoin, the three-star commander of the US Seventh Fleet based in Yokosuka, Japan, will be relieved of command on Wednesday in connection with four collisions since January, including two involving fatalities, two US.officials said, according to the Journal. It said Navy officials declined to comment.

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