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    Officials have found the remains of the seven marines and one sailor who went missing after their tank sunk during a routine training exercise off the coast of San Clemente Island. The group had been participating in the July 30 exercise off the Californian coast when their amphibious assault vehicle bagan to take in water and sunk.   Of the 16 service member onboard, eight Marines were rescued. One has since died and another is in critical condition, the U.S. Marine Corp said in a press release.  Authorities work to retrieve the bodies of the seven Marines and one U.S. Navy sailor who sunk with the amphibious assault vehicle on July 30 In a Saturday Facebook post, the Marines shared...
    CAMP PENDLETON —  The remains of seven Marines and a sailor lost when their amphibious vehicle sank near San Clemente Island have been recovered and will be transported to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware for preparation for burial, the Marines said late Friday. The sunken assault amphibious vehicle was also recovered from the sea floor, officials said. The landing craft was found Monday in 385 feet of water. “Our hearts and thoughts of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit are with the families of our recovered Marines and Sailor,” Col. Christopher Bronzi, commanding officer of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, said in a statement. “We hope the successful recovery of our fallen warriors brings some measure of comfort.” Nine...
    The Navy has located a seafaring tank that sank off the Southern California coast last week and is now working to recover human remains, officials said on Tuesday. The Navy planned to place equipment near the amphibious assault vehicle that is under 385ft of water by the end of the week in order to begin the recovery of the remains. After that process is complete, it will raise the amphibious vehicle. Seven Marines and one Navy sailor were missing after the 26-ton landing craft sank on Thursday.  The AAV was one of three Marine Corps amphibious assault vehicles making the journey back to the ship when they suddenly hit rough seas and began taking on more water than could be...
    NEAR SAN DIEGO (CBSLA) – Authorities Monday identified the eight Marines and one sailor who were killed in a training accident off the coast of San Clemente Island last week. U.S. Navy MH-60 Seahawks takeoff from the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island to conduct search and rescue operations following an assault amphibious vehicle accident on July 30, 2020, which killed eight Marines and a sailor. (U.S. Marine Corps photo/Cpl. Patrick Crosley) Only one of their bodies has so far been recovered, that of 20-year-old Lance Cpl. Guillermo S. Perez of New Braunfels, Texas. The other seven Marines and a sailor remain missing and are presumed dead. The search for the missing service members was halted Sunday. On the evening...
    The Associated Press SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. Marine Corps has identified all nine people killed when a Marine landing craft sank in hundreds of feet of water off the Southern California coast. Only one of their bodies was found, despite an intense days-long search involving helicopters and boats ranging from inflatables to a Navy destroyer. Found at the scene was Lance Cpl. Guillermo S. Perez, 20, of New Braunfels Texas. The 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit announced on Sunday that the others, from California, Texas, Wisconsin and Oregon, are “presumed dead." They include: Pfc. Bryan J. Baltierra, 19, of Corona, California; Lance Cpl. Marco A. Barranco, 21, of Montebello, California; Pfc. Evan A. Bath, 19, of Oak Creek, Wisconsin;...
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. Marine Corps has identified all nine people killed when a Marine landing craft sank in hundreds of feet of water off the Southern California coast. Only one of their bodies was found, despite an intense days-long search involving helicopters and boats ranging from inflatables to a Navy destroyer. Found at the scene was Lance Cpl. Guillermo S. Perez, 20, of New Braunfels Texas. The 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit announced on Sunday that the others, from California, Texas, Wisconsin and Oregon, are “presumed dead.” They include: Pfc. Bryan J. Baltierra, 19, of Corona, California; Lance Cpl. Marco A. Barranco, 21, of Montebello, California; Pfc. Evan A. Bath, 19, of Oak Creek, Wisconsin; U.S. Navy...
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Eight troops missing after their landing craft sank off the Southern California coast during a training exercise are presumed dead, the Marine Corps announced Sunday. The Marines said they had called off the search that started late Thursday afternoon when the amphibious assault vehicle sank with 15 Marines and one Navy sailor aboard. Eight Marines were rescued, but one later died and two are in critical condition. The 26-ton, tank-like craft took on water and quickly sank in hundreds of feet of water — too deep for divers — making it difficult to reach. “It is with as heavy heart that I decided to conclude the search and rescue effort," said Col. Christopher Bronzi, commander of...
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Eight troops missing after their landing craft sank off the Southern California coast during a training exercise are presumed dead, the Marine Corps announced Sunday. The Marines said they had called off the search that started late Thursday afternoon when the amphibious assault vehicle sank with 15 Marines and one Navy sailor aboard. Eight Marines were rescued, but one later died and two are in critical condition. The 26-ton, tank-like craft took on water and quickly sank in hundreds of feet of water — too deep for divers — making it difficult to reach. “It is with as heavy heart that I decided to conclude the search and rescue effort,” said Col. Christopher Bronzi,...
    A search for eight service members has been called off and all are presumed dead, after their amphibious assault vehicle sank in deep water off the coast of Southern California.  The 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit tweeted early Sunday that the rescue operation was now a recovery mission, after a 40-hour search that covered 1,000 nautical miles.  The seven marines and one sailor have been missing since their amphibious assault vehicle sank in 600-feet deep water near San Clemente Island in Los Angeles County about 5:45pm Thursday.  Eight more marines who were on the vessel when it sank were rescued from the water, and one died in hospital.  The troops were wearing full combat gear and flotation devices at the time...
    Nine Marines have been presumed "dead" and two are in "critical" condition after an amphibious assault vehicle sank several hundred feet during a training session. A search and rescue operation for the missing marines has come to an end nearly two days after The Marine Expeditionary Force announced that the Navy and Coast Guard were searching for sailors. Training for an amphibious assault has taken a tragic turn off California (stock image) 2This photo is of a search and rescue swimmer assignedCredit: Public Domain The MEF revealed early Sunday that the "15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), I Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF), and the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG)" concluded their extensive 40-hour search for seven missing marines and one sailor. Col....
    (CNN)Seven missing Marines and one sailor are feared dead after a training accident with an amphibious assault vehicle off the coast of Southern California. The effort to find them has concluded after an extensive 40-hour search following the incident Thursday, the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force said. Officials determined there was little probability of a successful outcome. "It is with a heavy heart, that I decided to conclude the search and rescue effort," said Col. Christopher Bronzi, a commanding officer. Sixteen people were aboard the vehicle Thursday when they reported taking water in the vicinity of the San Clemente Island, officials said. In addition to the eight missing service members, at least one Marine was reported dead and two others injured...
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The search continued Saturday for eight U.S. service members missing after their landing craft went down in hundreds of feet of water off the Southern California coast following a deadly accident. Helicopters and boats ranging from inflatables to a Navy destroyer were searching a roughly 200-square-mile area for seven Marines and a Navy corpsman. They were aboard an amphibious assault vehicle that had just completed a training exercise when it began taking on water about a half-mile (0.8 kilometers) from Navy-owned San Clemente Island, off of San Diego. The 26-ton, tank-like craft quickly sank in hundreds of feet of water — too deep for divers — making it difficult to reach. One of eight...
    Associated Press SAN DIEGO (AP) — The search continued Saturday for eight U.S. service members missing after their landing craft went down in hundreds of feet of water off the Southern California coast following a deadly accident. Helicopters and boats ranging from inflatables to a Navy destroyer were searching a roughly 200-square-mile area for seven Marines and a Navy corpsman. They were aboard an amphibious assault vehicle that had just completed a training exercise when it began taking on water about a half-mile (0.8 kilometers) from Navy-owned San Clemente Island, off of San Diego. The 26-ton, tank-like craft quickly sank in hundreds of feet of water — too deep for divers — making it difficult to reach. One of eight...
    The submarine support ship HOS 'Dominator' has joined the search for seven Marines and one Sailor, who have been missing since their amphibious assault vehicle sank in 600 feet of water Thursday. One Marine has already been confirmed dead and two more injured after the vehicle sank in the water at around 5:45pm near San Clemente Island in Los Angeles County.  The Marines have suspended the use of the amphibious assault vehicles in water while they are inspected.   One sailor and 15 Marines were inside the 26-ton military vehicle when it sank into the Pacific Ocean.  Eight were rescued from the water, but the other eight remain missing and are presumed dead.  One Marine was taken to Scripps Memorial Hospital La...
    The search continued Saturday for eight service members who went missing following a deadly accident during a training exercise off San Clemente Island, officials said. The amphibious assault vehicle is under hundreds of feet of water, putting it beyond the reach of divers and complicating rescue efforts for the missing troops. Lt. Gen. Joseph L. Osterman, the commanding general of the Marine Expeditionary Force, told reporters Friday that the vehicle, which weighs 26 tons, “sank completely” more than 3,200 feet offshore and “the assumption is it went all the way to the bottom.” “The AAV is actually in several hundred feet of water — it’s really below the depth that a diver can go to,” he said. The incident occurred...
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Helicopters and boats ranging from inflatables to a Navy destroyer were headed into a Saturday search for eight people missing after their Marine landing craft went down in hundreds of feet of water off the Southern California coast. “Literally every asset we have available” was searching for seven Marines and a Navy corpsman, Lt. Gen. Joseph Osterman, commander of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, said Friday. They were aboard an amphibious assault vehicle that was heading back to a Navy ship Thursday evening after a routine training exercise when it began taking on water about a half-mile (0.8 kilometers) from Navy-owned San Clemente Island, off of San Diego. Other assault vehicles quickly responded but couldn’t stop...
    By JULIE WATSON, Associated Press SAN DIEGO (AP) — Helicopters and boats ranging from inflatables to a Navy destroyer were headed into a Saturday search for eight people missing after their Marine landing craft went down in hundreds of feet of water off the Southern California coast. “Literally every asset we have available" was searching for seven Marines and a Navy corpsman, Lt. Gen. Joseph Osterman, commander of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, said Friday. They were aboard an amphibious assault vehicle that was heading back to a Navy ship Thursday evening after a routine training exercise when it began taking on water about a half-mile (0.8 kilometers) from Navy-owned San Clemente Island, off of San Diego. Other assault vehicles...
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — An amphibious assault vehicle carrying 15 Marines and a Navy sailor sank near a military-owned island off the coast of Southern California, leaving one of the Marines dead and eight missing, authorities said Friday. They were traveling in the vehicle that resembles a seafaring tank from the shores of San Clemente Island to a Navy ship Thursday evening when they reported the vehicle was taking on water, said Lt. Cameron H. Edinburgh, a Marine Corps spokesman for Camp Pendleton. Two Marines who were rescued were injured, with one hospitalized in critical condition and the other in stable condition, a Marine Corps statement said. Military ships, small boats and helicopters on Friday were searching choppy seas for...
    An amphibious assault vehicle carrying 15 Marines and a Navy sailor sank near a military-owned island off the coast of Southern California, leaving one of the Marines dead and eight missing, authorities said Friday.They were traveling in the vehicle that resembles a seafaring tank from the shores of San Clemente Island to a Navy ship Thursday evening when they reported the vehicle was taking on water, said Lt. Cameron H. Edinburgh, a Marine Corps spokesman for Camp Pendleton.Two Marines who were rescued were injured, with one hospitalized in critical condition and the other in stable condition, a Marine Corps statement said.Military ships, small boats and helicopters on Friday were searching choppy seas for the missing amid moderate to strong winds....
    Hong Kong (CNN)A massive blaze aboard a billion-dollar US Navy warship has been extinguished after raging for four days -- but its effect might be felt across America's Pacific Fleet for years.Navy officials said the fire aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard, an amphibious assault ship undergoing maintenance and upgrades at a port in San Diego, was put out last Thursday. Reaching temperatures up to 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit (about 650 degrees Celsius), it melted aluminum and incinerated wiring, plastics and combustibles like drywall, bedding and office supplies, while filling the 850-foot (260-meter) vessel with thick smoke.The true extent of the damage, however, remains unknown. Engineers will need to get into the ship to assess the destruction once the spaces inside cool...
    As Navy helicopters and San Diego firefighters have finally extinguished a troubling, two-area blaze onboard the USS Bonhomme Richard amphibious assault ship, many are pausing to consider the strategic, tactical and humanitarian value of big-deck amphibious assault ships. In a general sense, Navy amphibious assault ships such as the Wasp-class ships have often been referred to as the “Swiss Army Knives” of maritime combat; they can launch air-sea-surface amphibious assaults from ship to shore, transport Marines to combat and perform a wide range of humanitarian missions. Of perhaps even greater importance, big-deck amphibs are fast-expanding their mission envelope given the addition of the F-35B stealth fighter and the fast-rise of air, sea and surface drones. NAVY ELECTRONIC WARFARE STOPS MULTIPLE...