Two Navy Ship Commanders Charged With Negligent Homicide


Two officers who were in command of the USS Fitzgerald and USS John McCain respectively during deadly accidents are being charged with negligent homicide.  The accused will have a hearing to determine if the officers should face a court-martial on the charges.  Each are also facing charges of dereliction of duty and hazarding a vessel.  Several other sailors are also being charged.  The collision last June between the USS Fitzgerald and a container ship left seven crew members dead.  

10 sailors died in the collision between the McCain and a merchant ship last August.

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