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Update on Marine amphibious assault vehicle that sank off the coast of California. [View all]

Marines react to discovery of sunken tank, remains off California coast
by: Liberty Zabala, KSWB and Nexstar Media Wire
Via KOIN TV, Portland
Posted: Aug 5, 2020 / 11:26 PM PDT / Updated: Aug 5, 2020 / 11:26 PM PDT

Link: https://www.koin.com/news/marines-react-to-discovery-of-sunken-tank-remains-off-california-coast/

Excerpts:
OCEANSIDE, Calif. (KSWB) Family and service members were in mourning Tuesday after the military found remains of missing servicemen and the amphibious assault vehicle that sank off the coast of San Clemente Island.

Seven Marines and a Navy sailor were missing after the 26-ton landing craft sank last week. Another Marine was pronounced dead at the scene and seven others were rescued.

The Marines say the amphibious assault vehicle sank to a depth of 385 feet after it began taking on water during a routine training exercise. The Navy plans to place equipment near the vehicle and begin recovering the remains.


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Officials with the @15thMEUOfficial and the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) positively identified on Aug. 3 the location of the amphibious assault vehicle (AAV) that sunk off the coast of San Clemente Island on July 30.

I MEF @1stMEF

@USNavy Undersea Rescue Command confirmed human remains were identified with remotely-operated video systems aboard HOS Dominator, an undersea search & rescue ship. The Navy has expedited the movement of assets to recover the remains of the Marines and Sailor, and raise the AAV.

4:01 PM Aug 4, 2020


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