U.S. Navy to remove Fleet Cmdr. after collisions

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The U.S. Navy intends to remove Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin as the commander of the US 7th Fleet, based in Yokosuka, Japan, according to a U.S. official.

This follows an incident Monday in which the USS John S. McCain collided with a merchant vessel.

Ten sailors assigned to the ship were missing following the accident, and the Navy has reported that "some" remains have been since recovered.

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