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US Navy dismissing 7th Fleet commander following USS John S. McCain collision

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The US Navy has announced plans to remove Vice Admiral Joseph Aucoin as the commander of the US 7th Fleet on Wednesday, according to a US official.

This follows the incident Monday in which the USS John S. McCain collided with a merchant vessel, resulting in ten sailors missing.  The Navy announced some human remains had been recovered Tuesday.

No announcement has been made as to who will succeed Adm. Aucoin.

This is a developing story.

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