Search continues for U.S. Marines, landing craft which sank the day before off the coast of California during a training operation. Missing in action 8 US troops.
According to the latest data, the body of one of the marines was found. Previously, the bodies of two injured and hypothermic were delivered to one of the ships.
United States Marine Corps Command reports, what's on board the landing craft (according to some reports we are talking about a landing boat) were 16 human. Five were able to return to the battleship, from which the landing was carried out. According to the commander of the ILC, General David Berger, the tragic incident is already under investigation.
Meanwhile, the US press declares, that the cause of the accident could be the excess of the permissible load on the boat, as well as its technical condition. Now the ILC has begun a large-scale test of the means of landing marines from landing ships into the coastal zone.
Meanwhile, the search party reports, that by now more than 200 square nautical miles of water area in the incident area. Searches have not yielded results yet, they are complicated by difficult weather conditions - high waves. The search operation involved aviation, US Coast Guard and US Navy ship.