The U.S. Navy going to dismiss the commander of the Seventh fleet, Vice Admiral Joseph Okona (Joseph Aucoin). This was reported by the newspaper the Wall Street Journal.
The reporters found that the decision to dismiss a three-star Admiral due to a number of incidents on the ships entrusted to him by the Navy. The latest was the collision between the missile destroyer “John McCain” (USS John S. McCain) of the oil tanker in the Strait of Malacca.
Information on the future resignation Okaina also confirmed the news Agency Reuters informed source. He explained that a situation in which “the need to accelerate the change of leadership”.
Crash “John McCain” in the Straits of Malacca oil tanker, sailing under the Liberian flag, occurred on Sunday, August 20. The result was injured five sailors, 10 more are reported missing. By order of the head of the marine operations of the naval forces of the USA Admiral John Richardson, us Navy suspended due to this incident all operations.
“John McCain” destroyer type “Arleigh Burke”. Built at the shipyard Bath Iron Works, assigned to naval station Yokosuka, Japan. The ship launched in 1992, was commissioned in 1999. It is named after John S. McCain, Jr. and John S. McCain, Sr., of admirals of the U.S. Navy.