Another Navy Sailor Reported Missing

August 20, 2018, 5:03 PM HST
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Another sailor has been reported going overboard a USS Navy ship. This follows a Sailor going missing on the USS Essex on Aug. 9, 2018.

At approximately 7 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, after a Sailor assigned to USS Lake Erie (CG 70) failed to report for duty, the ship conducted man overboard procedures while operating in the eastern Pacific Ocean with the John C. Stennis Carrier Group Strike Group (JCS CSG).

The guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Erie (CG 70) arrives in Sri Lanka to support humanitarian assistance operations in the wake of severe flooding and landslides that devastated many regions of the country. Recent heavy rainfalls brought by a southwest monsoon triggered flooding and landslides throughout the country, displacing thousands of people and causing significant damage to homes and buildings. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Fulton/RELEASED)

Attempts to locate the Sailor aboard the ship were unsuccessful. The crew of Lake Erie has completed multiple extensive searches of the ship.

Ships and helicopters assigned to the JCS CSG and U.S. Coast Guard District 11 are currently conducting search and rescue operations.

The Sailor’s next of kin have been notified.


The Marine at the center of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) search in the Mindanao Sea since Aug. 9 has been identified as Cpl. Jonathan Currier.


On Aug. 17, Currier who was previously listed as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN) was declared deceased.

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