Navy Commanders in Fatal Pacific Ship Collisions Charged With Negligent Homicide

The U.S. Navy on Tuesday charged two commanders whose ships were involved in deadly collisions in the Pacific Ocean last year. The commanders, who were not named in the Navy’s official statement on the matter, were charged with negligent homicide. Seven sailors were killed when the USS Fitzgerald crashed into a commercial vessel, while 10 sailors died in a collision involving the USS John S. McCain and an oil tanker.