10:43 - 23/08/2017
The US Navy plans to sack Admiral Joseph Okwin, commander of the fleet, which has seen four crashes in Asia and the recent deaths of sailors, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.
"Okuin, commander of the 7th Fleet based in Yokosuka, Japan, will be removed from the command this day because of the four consecutive crashes that have occurred since January, including two fatal crashes," the newspaper said in an interview with the US-based Associated Press agency, which declined to be identified. "He said.
Ten US sailors were missing yesterday and five others wounded in the latest incident when US destroyer John S. McCain collided with an oil tanker off the coast of Singapore, prompting the US Navy to suspend operations around the world. Ending / 25 z