Fatigue and Training Gaps Spell Disaster at Sea, Sailors Warn

Fatigue and Training Gaps Spell Disaster at Sea, Sailors Warn

In interviews, more than a dozen current and former ship commanders who served in the western Pacific said the strain on the Navy’s fleet there had caused maintenance gaps and training shortfalls that had not been remedied or had received...
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Naval Vessels, Shadowy by Intent, Are Hard for Commercial Ships to Spot

Naval Vessels, Shadowy by Intent, Are Hard for Commercial Ships to Spot

Naval ships, designed to avoid detection by enemy fleets and aircraft, are exempt from an international requirement that vessels automatically and continuously broadcast their position, course and speed. They tend to have fewer lights than many commercial vess...
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Navy Identifies 10 Sailors Killed or Missing After Collision Off Singapore

Navy Identifies 10 Sailors Killed or Missing After Collision Off Singapore

• Jacob Daniel Drake, 21, an electronics technician, second class, from Cable, Ohio. Petty Officer Drake joined the Navy after high school out of a desire to travel, his sister, Veronica, told The Springfield News-Sun of Ohio. “When I think...
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Naval Collision Adds to Fears About U.S. Decline in Asia

Naval Collision Adds to Fears About U.S. Decline in Asia

Monday’s collision occurred at a time of disarray in Washington and as the United States’ Asian allies have questioned its commitment to the region, especially as China’s economic and military footprint grows. President Barack Obama vowed a foreign polic...
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