Admiral to Order Operational Pause in Navy After Warship, Merchant Ship Collide


08-21-2017 - CNN.COM

By Brad Lendon, CNN

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson is expected to order a one-day pause in operations "to ensure we are taking all appropriate immediate measures to enhance the Navy's safe and effective operation around the world," according to a US Defense official and an advanced copy of Richardson's statement obtained by CNN.
The stand-down will take place over the next couple of weeks, at the discretion of individual commands, the defense official said.

The order comes after a US Navy guided-missile destroyer collided early Monday with an oil tanker east of Singapore, the fourth accident this year involving a US warship in Asian waters.  CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE