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Navy Says Deadly Ship Collisions Were 'Avoidable,' Faults Lack Of Preparation

The USS John S. McCain sails toward a naval base in Singapore in August, the massive dent in its side visible on the right side of the frame. The destroyer had collided with a tanker just hours before ? the second such deadly collision involving a U.S. Navy warship in several months. / ROSLAN RAHMAN / Getty Images

The U.S. Navy has completed its investigations into the deadly collisions that damaged two of its warships just months apart this summer, describing just what went wrong in a report published Wednesday. The report is dozens of pages long, but if those errors could be described in a word, it would be "avoidable."

"Both of these accidents were preventable and

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