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Mother: 20-year-old Texas sailor among missing on USS McCain

Mother: 20-year-old Texas sailor among missing on USS McCain

Brandon told ABC News that officers from the Navy came to her home and told her they are doing everything possible to find Kenneth.

Scott Swift said divers had located "some remains" in damaged compartments but did not specify how many sets of remains were found.

The finding was made after medical examinations of the remains, which will be returned to Malaysian authorities, said the US Navy statement.

It said that the Navy "remains resolute in its efforts to continue the search together with other agencies and Navies".

Two other accidents within the U.S. Seventh Fleet's area of responsibility occurred earlier this year, said The Journal.

In June, the USS Fitzgerald had collided with a Philippines-flagged container ship, killing seven US sailors.

An Ohio man is among the 10 missing sailors aboard the USS John S. McCain after a collision between the warship and an oil tanker.




The move followed Monday's incident in which the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain collided with a merchant ship near Singapore.

A statement on the US Seventh Fleet's website confirmed the identities of one sailor killed and of nine sailors still missing following the collision.

The search operation involves aircraft from the amphibious assault ship USS America, along with coordination from local authorities, including ships and planes from the Malaysian and Singaporean Navies, the U.S. 7th Fleet said in a statement.

The discovery came when divers were sent down to search inside the USS John S McCain, now berthed at Singapore's Changi naval base.

The latest collision has already prompted a fleet-wide investigation and plans for temporary halts in US Navy operations.

As that happens, the USA 7th Fleet Public Affairs said in a news post that search efforts are continuing for the 10 sailors who are still missing.

Five sailors were injured and 10 went missing Monday after the McCain crashed with a Liberian oil tanker east of Singapore.

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