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Wednesday, 23 August 2017 - 16:08
US Navy sacks Joseph Aucoin as fleet commander
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The US Navy has dismissed Vice Adm Joseph Aucoin as commander of the Seventh Fleet following a string of collisions involving warships in Asia.

Ten sailors are still missing after the USS John S McCain collided with an oil tanker near Singapore on Monday.

Navy officials say human remains have since been found in sealed compartments on board the ship, which is now in port in Singapore.

The crash was the fourth such incident in a year.

In a statement, the Navy said it had lost confidence in Vice Adm Aucoin's ability to command.

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