FEATURE | US naval accidents revisited

The US Navy is usually acknowledged as the biggest and best navy in the world. It is by far the biggest, and the best in terms of the hardware of naval warfare, although that position is now being challenged by China in some dimensions, such as missile technology and a ship-mounted electromagnetic railgun.

Navy finds US destroyer collisions were avoidable

The deadly collisions of USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) and ACX Crystal off the coast of Japan in June, and the August collision of USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) and merchant vessel Alnic MC were preventable, a US Navy report has found. A total of 17 US Navy sailors lost their lives in the collisions.

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