Aug 24, 2017

Navy IDs ten sailors missing from USS John McCain collision

Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Fulton / U.S. Navy via AP

The Navy has released the identities of the 10 sailors who have been missing since the Monday collision between the John S. McCain destroyer and an oil tanker off the coast of Singapore. The Navy has found the remains of two sailors, and 8 others are presumed dead after more than 80 hours of search efforts. The NYT has the details:

The only sailors whose deaths are confirmed:

  1. Kenneth Aaron Smith, an electronics technician, third class, 22, of New Jersey. His father and grandfather were in the Navy.
  2. Dustin Louis Doyon, an electronics technician, third class, 26, of Connecticut.

Others listed as missing: Jacob Daniel Drake, an electronics technician, second class, 21, of Ohio. Charles Nathan Findley, an electronics technician, first class, 31, of Missouri. John Henry Hoagland III, an electronics technician, third class, 20, of Texas. Corey George Ingram, an information systems technician, second class, 28, of New York. Logan Stephen Palmer, an interior communications electrician, third class, 23, of Illinois. Abraham Lopez, an interior communications electrician, first class 39, of Texas. Kevin Sayer Bushell, an electronics technician, second class, 26, of Maryland. Timothy Thomas Eckels Jr., an information systems technician, second class, 23, of Maryland.

This has been updated to reflect that the Navy has confirmed two dead.

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