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GULF OF OMAN - U.S. and British units are searching for a Sailor from USS Halsey (DDG-97) who went missing while the ship was conducting operations in the Gulf of Oman Tuesday.
The Sailor did not report to watch and after a search of the ship, man overboard was called away.
Originally posted by rogerstigers
reply to post by getreadyalready
Mainly because CNN kept saying it was a female sailor.
Originally posted by jrod
As a veteran of the Navy I can tell you that many recruits are barely able to swim and go through remedial training at boot camp almost daily just so they can barely pass the swim qualification. While I was on the air side of the Navy doing mostly "I" level P-3 maintenance and never went to a boat I can tell you that it is almost uncommon for someone not to die or go missing during a carrier deployment. I hate to say it but if this sailor went overboard and it wasn't noticed immediately then the chances of finding him/her are extremely slim.edit on 18-1-2011 by jrod because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by getreadyalready
reply to post by rogerstigers
I know people that joined the Navy and could barely swim enough to pass the test. There is no requirement that they be "good" swimmers. Also, a fall from a large ship would probably be fatal anyway.
Military officials reported 26-year-old Navy Petty Officer Dominique Cruz did not report to her watch duty Tuesday and, after a search of the ship, a “man overboard” was called by the ship’s officials to search for Cruz.
Her body was found during search and rescue operations Wednesday in the Gulf of Oman. Her identity was released Friday morning after family had been notified.