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Sailors aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt removed after COVID-19 diagnosis

Sailors aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt removed after COVID-19 diagnosis

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Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Two new cases of the COVID-19 virus were reported aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, a Navy spokesman confirmed on Friday. "USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) identified a small number of Sailors who tested positive for COVID-19 while conducting routine training at sea, Oct. 15, 2020," Cmdr. Zachary Harrell of the Naval Air Forces told The Hill. Advertisement "The sailors self-reported after experiencing symptoms, received immediate medical treatment, and were transported off the ship for isolation," Harrell told the New York Times, which first reported the new cases. On Tuesday, the ship left its homeport of San Diego for sustainment exercises, to be followed by two deployments within the same readiness cycle, known as a "double pump." The names of the aff...
Modly resigns after ripping sailors, ousted captain on open microphone

Modly resigns after ripping sailors, ousted captain on open microphone

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April 7 (UPI) -- Defense secretary Mark Esper confirmed Tuesday that he had accepted the resignation of Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas B. Modly after Modly called the aircraft carrier captain he fired last week " stupid" in an address to the ship's crew, multiple sources reported Tuesday. Esper's statement also confirmed that Army Undersecretary James McPherson has been appointed to replace Modly. "Secretary Modly served the nation for many years," Esper wrote in a statement on Modly's resignation, which had already been reported by CNN, Politico and the Wall Street Journal. "I have the deepest respect for anyone who serves our country, and who places the greater good above all else. Secretary Modly did that today, and I wish him all the best." Ranking Democrats on the House and Se...
Ukraine-Russia sea clash: Captured sailors shown on Russia TV

Ukraine-Russia sea clash: Captured sailors shown on Russia TV

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Statements by three captured Ukrainians have been released by Russia's security service after Russian ships fired on and seized three Ukrainian boats off the coast of Russian-annexed Crimea.One of the men, Volodymyr Lisovyi, said he was aware of the "provocative nature" of the Ukrainian action.Ukraine's navy commander said the men had been forced to lie under duress.Meanwhile, a Crimean court ordered that 12 of the 24 Ukrainians seized on Sunday be detained for 60 days.The court is expected to issue rulings for the remaining servicemen on Wednesday. Western nations have condemned Russia's use of force, four years after it seized Ukraine's southern Crimean peninsula.Why this crisis is fraught with riskThe flare-up is the first out...
Lost sailors did not activate emergency beacon

Lost sailors did not activate emergency beacon

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The U.S. Coast Guard said Monday that the two Hawaii women who were lost at sea for five months had an emergency beacon aboard their sailboat that was never activated. U.S. Coast Guard spokesman Lt. Scott Carr told The Associated Press that their review of the incident and subsequent interviews with the survivors revealed that they had the Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) aboard but never turned it on. When asked if the two had the radio beacon aboard, the women told the AP on Friday they had a number of other communications devices, but they didn't mention the EPIRB. The device communicates with satellites and sends locations to authorities. It's activated when it's submerged in water or turned on manually. During the post-incident debriefing by the Coast Guard, Jennife...
Navy destroyer collides with container ship; sailors missing

Navy destroyer collides with container ship; sailors missing

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Seven sailors are missing and five others were injured after the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Fitzgerald collided with a Philippine container ship off the coast of Japan in the early hours of Saturday morning local time, the Navy's 7th Fleet said. One of the injured sailors medically evacuated by a Japanese coast guard helicopter was the ship's commanding officer. The Fitzgerald was operating about 56 nautical miles southwest of Yokosuka, Japan, when it hit the container ship at approximately 2:30 a.m. local time. The U.S. ship sustained damage on its starboard side and is experiencing flooding in some spaces, according to the 7th Fleet. Propulsion is limited. The 7th Fleet tweeted around 2 p.m. local time on Saturday, "Flooding has been stabilized and Sailors from #USSDewey are assisting i...