A 26-ton army amphibious car is at the moment resting tons of of ft beneath the ocean off the coast of Southern California, complicating efforts to seek for survivors and retrieve the car, which sank unexpectedly on Thursday.
The large depth makes it unimaginable for divers to research what triggered the vessel, colloquially often called a “sea tank” to sink.
To this point the accident has left at the least one lifeless and eight lacking. Marine Corps commandant Gen. David Berger has put a halt to all waterborne operations out of “an abundance of warning” till a trigger for the accident could possibly be established.
A complete of 16 troops had been on board the car when it went down about half a mile from San Clemente Island, which is owned by the US Navy.
It stays unclear what triggered the amphibious assault car to sink. The ocean tank had been returning to a US Navy ship together with a dozen others.
“It’s a really tragic state of affairs,” mentioned Lt. Gen. Joseph Osterman, the commanding common of the Marine Expeditionary Drive, including that he was praying for the households.
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