Ukrainian sailors captured during clashes with Russia made bizarre video confessions broadcast on Russian state TV

Screenshot/Russia24 Ukrainian servicemen captured during clashes between Russia and Ukraine on Sunday gave bizarre testimony broadcast on Russian state TV.  The men said they deliberately ignored warnings and were aware that the presence of their ships in the tense Sea of Azov was provocative.  Ukraine’s Navy commander fired back and said the men were forced to give […]

Romanian police fine 5 US sailors after drunken brawl over unpaid bar tab

The US Navy has launched a probe after a group of its sailors were detained and fined following a dispute and a brawl with security guards at a nightclub in the town of Craiova, Romania. A group of seven sailors, based at a US missile defense facility in the southern Romanian town of Deveselu, reportedly […]

The Royal Navy updated a famous WWII propaganda poster to warn its sailors about tweeting

US War Information Office/Royal Navy/Business Insider British naval accounts are distributing an update of the classic 1943 “loose lips sink ships” poster. It warns “loose tweets sink fleets” — a reminder not to put sensitive operational details on social media. It shows the new HMS Queen Elizabeth carrier going down in flames. The Royal Navy […]

Navy proposes more sleep, training for sailors after ‘avoidable’ ship collisions

Multiple Navy reviews show human error caused two naval ship collisions that killed 17 sailors this year. The incidents could have been avoided with improved training and managing sailors’ fatigue while stationed overseas, the Navy finds. US Navy leaders have called for around 60 improvements across its Pacific fleet in the wake of the recent […]

High seas: Failed drug tests see 9 nuclear sub sailors fired by Royal Navy

Published time: 28 Oct, 2017 10:05 Nine sailors from one of Britain’s nuclear submarines have been thrown out of the Royal Navy after failing drug tests while on duty, according to the Ministry of Defense. The crew were tested following reports of drug-fueled parties during a stopover in the US “We do not tolerate drugs […]

Navy punishes McCain captain over collision that killed 10 sailors

The captain and executive officer of the USS John S. McCain have been relieved of duty and reassigned to administrative jobs in the Seventh Fleet, the US Navy said, blaming their poor judgment for the August collision that killed 10 sailors. The captain, Commander Alfredo J. Sanchez, and his executive officer Commander Jessie L. Sanchez […]

US Navy recovers remains of all 10 sailors killed in USS John S. McCain collision

Published time: 28 Aug, 2017 05:28 A week after the destroyer USS John S. McCain collided with an oil tanker near Singapore, Navy and Marine Corps divers have recovered the remains of 10 sailors previously listed as missing following the deadly incident. Read more The search operation of flooded compartments in the Singapore-docked military vessel […]

Remains of missing Navy sailors have been found in a compartment of the USS John S. McCain

REUTERS/U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Declan Barnes/Handout SINGAPORE (AP) — The commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet said some remains of Navy sailors were found in a compartment of the USS John McCain on Tuesday, a day after the warship’s collision with an oil tanker in Southeast Asian waters left 10 sailors missing. Adm. […]

Navy confirms identities of all seven sailors found dead after USS Fitzgerald collision

Thomson Reuters TOKYO (Reuters) – The U.S. Navy confirmed on Monday that all seven sailors on the USS Fitzgerald were found dead after the destroyer’s collision with a container ship at the weekend. The bodies of missing sailors were found in flooded compartments of the USS Fitzgerald, which came close to sinking after a collision […]

The bodies of missing US Navy sailors have been found inside destroyer damaged from collision

Associated Press/Eugene Hoshiko The US Navy says the bodies of sailors who went missing in the collision between the USS Fitzgerald and a container ship have been found aboard the stricken destroyer. The Navy says in a statement that searchers had gained access to the spaces that were damaged during the collision. A total of […]