The USS Fitzgerald and USS John S. McCain collided with commercial ships in June and August, respectively.
Regarding the Fitzgerald, the Navy said many of the decisions made leading to the collision were the result of poor judgment and decision making by the commanding officer of the ship. According to the Navy's findings, no single person bears full responsibility for the incident. The crew was unprepared for the situation in which they found themselves and hampered by ineffective command and control, and deficiencies in training and preparations for navigation.
The Navy has determined that "numerous failures occurred on the part of leadership and watchstanders" aboard the USS Fitzgerald.
The Navy cites the following failures in the USS Fitzgerald collision:
The report cites the following failures in the USS John S. McCain collision: