US Navy Suspends Search For Sailor After 79 Hours

06 August, 2017, 00:28 | Author: Essie Rivera
  • YOKOSUKA Japan  The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem returns to Fleet Activities Yokosuka following its 2016 patrol. Stethem made a brief stop at FLEACT Sasebo to pick up family members for a Tig

A U.S. Navy sailor has presumably gone missing from the USS Stetham somewhere in the waters of the South China Sea, Defense News reported Tuesday.

China, which claims virtually all of the South China Sea, accused the United States in July of trespassing in its waters when the USS Stethem sailed within 12 nautical miles of Triton Island in the Paracel islands, which are also claimed by Vietnam and Taiwan.

The sailor was believed to have been reported overboard at 9 a.m. local time on August 1, Pentagon spokesman Cpt.

At the apparent time the sailor went missing, the Stethem was conducting operations about 140 miles (225 km) west of Subic Bay in the Philippines, the statement added. An investigation is underway.

Two Chinese warships shadowing the USS Stethem accompanied U.S. ships in a search for Hopkins, U.S. officials said, adding that Japanese vessels also participated.

The Chinese ministry said the marine reportedly fell into the water more than 100 nautical miles from Scarborough Shoal, a rocky formation in the South China Sea claimed by China, the Philippines and Taiwan.

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The Chinese navy has joined a joint U.S.

The USS Stethem is homeported in Yokosuka, Japan.

But they were "unable to locate" the sailor after an extensive search, Captain Jeffrey Bennett, commander of Destroyer Squadron 15, said in the statement.

Japanese and United States naval forces have been holding drills in the contested South China Sea in the face of Beijing's increasing assertiveness over its maritime claims in the region.

On Thursday, China said it helped the USA search for the sailor, a rare cooperative gesture in the disputed waters.

The move drew a sharp rebuke from the Chinese, who called the operation "provocative" and said such actions "violate China's sovereignty and threaten China's security".

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