CT sailor among those missing after USS John S. McCain collision
By WFSB Staff
Electronics Technician 3rd Class Dustin Doyon provides first aid assistance during seamanship drills while serving as Search and Rescue Swimmer onboard the Arleigh Burke-class missile-guided destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56). (USS John S. McCain)
Damage is visible as the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain steers towards Changi naval base in Singapore following a collision with the merchant vessel Alnic MC. (Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Fulton/U.S. Navy photo via AP, File
SUFFIELD, CT (WFSB) -
A U.S. sailor from Connecticut is among the 10 who are missing after a Navy destroyer ship collided with an oil tanker on Monday.
The family of Electronics Technician Third Class Petty Officer Dustin Doyon released a statement on Tuesday, saying they are still awaiting word from the U.S. Navy on Doyon's whereabouts.
“We appreciate the courageous work of the crew in the aftermath of the collision and the continuing rescue efforts. As you can imagine, this is a very difficult time for our family and we respectfully request that you honor our privacy,” the family said in a statement.
On Tuesday, divers found the remains of some of the missing sailors in a sleeping compartment aboard the McCain.
The only clue to what caused the accident is an initial report from the scene that the McCain lost steering three minutes before the collision.
This is the second deadly collision of a Navy ship in the past two months.
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