In the press release of the 7th fleet The United States reported that the leadership of the US Navy decided to remove the command of the destroyer "John McCain."
From the press service of the fleet:
Destroyer commander Alfredo Sánchez and senior officer Jesse Sánchez are exempt from their duties on October 11. The corresponding decision was made by Vice-Admiral, commander of the US 7 fleet, Phil Sawyer. The officers lost the trust of the command.
Further, in a press release reported that the investigation into the tragic incident continues. At the same time, preliminary conclusions of the investigation team became known. In particular, it was found that the collision could have been prevented, but the commander of the warship "demonstrated short-sightedness," and the senior officer "unintelligibly led the training programs not a destroyer." There is no information about what exactly the “short-sightedness” of Alfredo Sanchez was expressed.