Currently, a 26-ton military amphibious vehicle is parked hundreds of feet below the surface of the southern California coast, which complicates the search for survivors and the retrieval of the vehicle. The accident accidentally sank on Thursday.
The huge depth prevents divers from investigating what caused the sinking of the ship, commonly known as the sinking of the “sea tank”.
So far, the accident has caused at least one death and eight missing. The Marine Corps commander, General David Berger, out of “cautious” considerations, suspended all water operations until the cause of the accident was determined.
When the vehicle descended about half a mile from San Clemente Island, which is owned by the US Navy, there were 1
It is not clear what caused the sinking of the amphibious assault vehicle. The water tank has returned to the U.S. Navy with a dozen other ships.
The commander-in-chief of the Naval Expeditionary Force, Lieutenant General Joseph Osterman, said: “This is a very tragic situation.” He added that he was praying for his family.