US Investigates Mysterious Deaths Aboard Aircraft Carrier USS George Washington

US Investigates Mysterious Deaths Aboard Aircraft Carrier USS George Washington

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USS George Washington | According to authorities, this is the third sailor killed in just nine days aboard the US aircraft carrier.

“Both the causes and circumstances of each death on the vessel still remain a mystery,” according to the Navy Times portal.

The sailor was found unconscious on board the ship last Friday (15), while two others died on the 9th and 10th of April, although it was not informed where their bodies were found.

Aboard the aircraft carrier is a special psychiatric intervention team responsible for short-term mental health support after traumatic events.

The USS George Washington is currently stationed at Newport News, Virginia, where she is undergoing a complex overhaul and refueling.

Three USS George Washington sailors have died in the past nine days

Authorities are investigating the deaths of three sailors in the past nine days who were all assigned to the aircraft carrier George Washington.

Naval Air Force Atlantic officials did not disclose the names of the deceased shipmates Monday, nor did they explain the causes or circumstances surrounding each death.

After providing a brief statement in response to Navy Times questions late Monday, officials did not respond to follow-up queries, but indicated that more information on the deaths will be coming.

Most recently, on Friday, a George Washington sailor “was found unresponsive on board the ship,” according to Naval Air Force Atlantic spokesman Michael Maus.

“The Sailor was treated by the medical team on board before being transported to Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News where the service member passed away,” Maus said in an email.

“The incident is under investigation and the command continues to cooperate with (the Naval Criminal Investigative Service).”

Two other George Washington sailors were found dead on April 9 and April 10, Maus said, although he did not clarify where those sailors were found.

“The Navy is cooperating with local authorities where both incidents have occurred, as both incidents remain under investigation,” Maus said. “Our thoughts and condolences are with the family, friends and shipmates of our Sailors.”

The deaths of these three sailors come as the carrier continues a lengthy and extended refueling and complex overhaul at Newport News Shipbuilding that began in 2017 and was supposed to be wrapped up last year.

The deaths of these three sailors come as the carrier continues a lengthy and extended refueling and complex overhaul at Newport News Shipbuilding that began in 2017 and was supposed to be wrapped up last year.

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