The 10 sailors who died in the USS John S McCain collision (clockwise from top left): Charles Nathan Findley, Abraham Lopez, Kevin Sayer Bushell, Jacob Daniel Drake, Timothy Thomas Eckels Jr, Corey George Ingram, Dustin Louis Doyon, John Henry Hoagland III, Logan Stephen Palmer and Kenneth Aaron Smith. SINGAPORE: Divers have recovered the remains of all 10 US sailors who went missing after the USS John S McCain and an oil tanker collided off Singapore, the US Navy said on Monday (Aug 28). The remaining eight sailors were retrieved by divers searching flooded compartments of the USS John S. McCain, it said, after the discovery of two bodies was announced last week.
The sailors were aged between 20 and 39. They have been identified as: Electronics Technician 1st Class Charles Nathan Findley, 31, from Amazonia, Missouri Interior Communications Electrician 1st Class Abraham Lopez, 39, from El Paso, Texas Electronics Technician 2nd Class Kevin Sayer Bushell, 26, from Gaithersburg, Maryland Electronics Technician 2nd Class Jacob Daniel Drake, 21, from Cable, Ohio Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Timothy Thomas Eckels Jr., 23, from Manchester, Maryland Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Corey George Ingram, 28, from Poughkeepsie, New York Electronics Technician 3rd Class Dustin Louis Doyon, 26, from Suffield, Connecticut Electronics Technician 3rd Class John Henry Hoagland III, 20, from Killeen, Texas Interior Communications Electrician 3rd Class Logan Stephen Palmer, 23, from Decatur, Illinois Electronics Technician 3rd Class, Kenneth Aaron Smith, 22, from Cherry Hill, New Jersey. The guided-missile destroyer collided with oil tanker Alnic MC as the warship headed for a routine stop in Singapore last Monday, leaving a gaping hole in the vessel's hull and flooding it with water. The collision was the fourth major accident in the US Pacific fleet this year. It prompted a fleet-wide investigation and plans for temporary halts in operations to focus on safety. "The incident is under investigation to determine the facts and circumstances of the collision," Monday's statement said. More at Channel News Asia