International

California Amphibious Vehicle Accident: US Marine Dead, Eight Missing

Ghananewsprime gif
WhatsApp gif
California Amphibious Vehicle Accident: US Marine Dead, Eight Missing

One US marine has died and eight others are missing after an amphibious assault vehicle (AAV) accident off the coast of southern California.

Two personnel were also injured in the accident on Thursday, the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force tweeted.

A search is under way for the missing service members, with Navy and Coast Guard help.

RELATED   ‘Highest Temperature on Earth’ As Death Valley, US Hits 54.4C

All the personnel are assigned to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, based at Camp Pendleton, near San Diego.

Col Christopher Bronzi, commanding officer of the 15th MEU, said in the tweet: “We are deeply saddened by this tragic incident. I ask that you keep our Marines, Sailors, and their families in your prayers as we continue our search.”

RELATED   German Government Supports COVID-19 Measures In Ghana

The 15th MEU has about 2,200 personnel and conducts rapid-response, conventional amphibious and other maritime operations.

The typical US Marine Corps AAV is the AAV-P7/A1, functioning as a troop carrier, transporting personnel from water to land.

Another Lady erroneously transferred her n-kkɛd video to social media | Watch

 

RELATED   COVID-19 vaccine is safe for children aged 12 to15

Ghananewsprime gif WhatsApp gif
Send your article and other stuff for publishing to [email protected] Via WHATSAPP
Show More

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button
close