U.S. Navy and Marine Corps divers have recovered the remains of all 10 USS John S. McCain sailors who were killed last Monday, Navy officials said late Sunday.
Two Marylanders — Electronics Technician 2nd Class Kevin Sayer Bushell, 26, of Gaithersburg and Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Timothy Thomas Eckels Jr., 23, of Manchester — were among the 10.
The USS McCain collided with an oil tanker near Singapore, which tore a gash in the hull and flooded compartments of the ship.
The commander who led the fleet that included the McCain has been relieved of his duties. The Navy also ordered a pause of operations until there are safety reviews. It was the fourth collision in recent months.
Tom Bushell, the father of Kevin Bushell, said he was notified his son's body had been found around 1:30 a.m. Saturday.