Joseph Aucoin

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Vice-admiral Joseph Aucoin, commander of the US 7th Fleet, has been relieved of his duties “due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command”, the US navy said in a statement. Photograph: Franck Robichon/EPA

The US navy on Wednesday said it had removed its 7th Fleet commander, vice-admiral Joseph Aucoin, after a series of collisions involving its warships (...)

USS Fitzgerald: the guided-missile destroyer after its collision with ACX Crystal. Photograph: Jiji Press/APF/Getty

There should have been lookouts on watch on the port, starboard and stern of the American destroyer Fitzgerald – sailors scanning the horizon with bin(...)

A handout photograph made available by the 3rd Regional Coast Guard Headquarters shows the damaged US Navy destroyer USS Fitzgerald after its collision with a container ship. Photograph: EPA

A search and rescue mission to find seven US sailors missing after an American destroyer collided with a merchant ship in waters off Japan has ended a(...)