According to ABC on December 11, a sailor on the USS Theodore Roosevelt was suspected to have fallen into the sea yesterday morning (10th). At present, several warships and helicopters of the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard are conducting search and rescue work.
According to U.S. media, U.S. Navy officials said in a press release that on the morning of December 10, a lookout on the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt found a “human-like object” on the sea. In the subsequent roll call, it was found that the whereabouts of a sailor were indeed unknown.
According to the U.S. media, three helicopters and one hard-shell inflatable boat have begun search and rescue work. The U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Navy cruiser Bunker Hill, the destroyer Russell, the destroyer Howard, the coastal battleship Charleston and the naval aviation have also joined the search and rescue work. .
According to the Naval Times, the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt just left the San Diego Naval Base on December 8 to prepare for the second deployment this year.
According to previous media reports, the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt arrived in Guam at the end of March this year and had to dock there for two months due to the large-scale outbreak of the epidemic on board.
At that time, Captain Brett Crozier wrote an open letter to call for help due to the epidemic, but was eventually dismissed for “unprofessional in responding to the epidemic”. Thomas Modley, then Acting Secretary of the Navy, was forced to resign after the dismissal order.